Airport – Beverly MA

The Works Progress Administration (WPA), in conjunction with the War Department, developed Beverly Airport in Massachusetts. WPA project details: “Construct municipal airport” Official Project Number: 165‐1‐14‐265 Total project cost: $168,866.00 Sponsor: War Department “Construct runways at airport” Official Project Number:… read more

Airport – Fitchburg MA

The Works Progress Administration (WPA), in conjunction with the War Department, developed Fitchburg Airport in Massachusetts. WPA project details (referred to as ‘Leominster’): “Improve municipal airport” Official Project Number: 165‐1‐14‐260 Total project cost: $121,270.00 Sponsor: War Department “Make improvements to airport”… read more

Airport Development – Claremont NH

The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) conducted a development / improvement program at what is now known Claremont Municipal Airport. “Develop and improve municipal airport” Official Project Number: 165‐1‐13‐18 Total project cost: $118,235.00 Sponsor: War Department “Improve airport” Official Project Number: 265‐1‐13‐13… read more

Auburn/Lewiston Municipal Airport – Auburn ME

A 1940 Maine State Legislature report records the Auburn/Lewiston Municipal Airport was one of 6 airports considered important for national defense by the State Defense Commission in 1940 and that construction was undertaken by the WPA. Developed under FERA, it… read more

Bangor International Airport – Bangor ME

Created in 1927 as a commercial airport named Godfrey Field. In 1940 the Maine State Defense Commission considered 6 airports priority for use as military bases, Bangor being a key one. A 1940 Maine State Legislature report records that construction… read more