Millinocket Municipal Airport – Millinocket ME

“Millinocket Municipal Airport is operated by the Town of Millinocket. Located on Medway Road, the airport has been in existence since the 1930’s when it was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the W.P.A. The airport has two runways,… read more

Moore Army Airfield (former) Development – Ayer MA

The Work Projects Administration (W.P.A.) undertook construction and development work at what was then Moore Army Airfield, a part of Fort Devens development. “Clear small brush and prepare for construction of a landing field” Official Project Number: 165‐14‐4057 Sponsor: Commanding… read more

Nashua Airport at Boire Field – Nashua NH

Nashua Airport at Boire Field is a public use airport located northwest of Nashua. Municipal reports from the 1930s detail New Deal assistance building the airport. A 1934 report explained that local authorities had been authorized to buy land, which… read more

Naval Air Station Development – Lakehurst NJ

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted improvement and development work at the Naval Air Station in Lakehurst, New Jersey. WPA project details: “Construct and rehabilitate buildings and facilities” Official Project Number: 109‐3‐22‐13 Total project cost: $10,000.00 Sponsor: U.S. Navy… read more

Naval Air Station Squantum (former) – Boston MA

The former Squantum Naval Reserve Aviation Base / Naval Air Station was improved and expanded in part during the 1930s with federal Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) funds and labor. W.P.A. project details: “Install telephone systems” Official Project Number: 165‐14‐4005 Total… read more

Northern Maine Regional Airport – Presque Isle ME

One of 6 airports considered very important by the State Military Commission in 1940 for use as a military base. A 1940 Maine State Legislature report records that construction of the base was done by the W.P.A. Under FERA/MERA (Maine Emergency… read more

Oakland Airport (North Field): Administration Building Expansion – Oakland CA

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) modernized and expanded the administration building at the original Oakland Municipal Airport (now the North Field of Oakland International Airport). The project was sponsored by the Port of Oakland and cost $70,000. The work added… read more