Nashua Airport at Boire Field – Nashua NH

Description

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 was “acquired to be developed as a C. W. A. Project, and to be used as an Airport.” Work on the project by the CWA and FERA began that year. The 1935 report stated that with FERA support a “modern brick hangar and administration building” were erected. More of the landing field was prepared. In 1936, the WPA began helping with the work.

In 1940, the city reported that one of the airport buildings was being occupied by the NYA, and that that agency was helping to improve that facility.

In 1943, the airport was named Boire Field, after Ensign Paul Boire, who was Nashua’s first casualty in World War II.

“For years, Nashua Airport was one of the busiest airports in New England in terms of take-offs and landings due to its use for flight training by adjacent Daniel Webster College. However, the school has ended its pilot-training program, and traffic has fallen about 40 percent in the past few years.”   (wikipedia.org)

Source notes

Annual Reports of the Municipal Government of the City of Nashua, N.H.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nashua_Airport

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on June 5, 2014.

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Location Info


93 Perimeter Road
Nashua, NH 03063

Coordinates: 42.7800825, -71.5190318

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