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

Bangor International Airport – Bangor ME

Dow Army Air Field

 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