Squantum and South Weymouth Naval Air Stations

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The eyes of the United States Navy first focused on Quincy's Squantum peninsula in 1909, when daring young pilots from around the world gathered for the Harvard Air Meet. By the 1930s, the Victory Plant—a destroyer plant that set production records—had come and gone and the navy had set up the nation's first naval reserve aviation training center on the site. When air traffic over Boston Harbor thickened in the 1930s, the navy moved its aerial operations inland to the South Weymouth Naval Air Station. That base and its ubiquitous hangar became South Shore landmarks for more than a half-century. Squantum and South Weymouth Naval Air Stations brings back to life the early age of naval aviation on the South Shore, from biplanes to blimps to bombers and beyond.
ISBN: 9780738536248
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Donald Cann of Rockland served with the United States Army and has long been interested in American military history. John Galluzzo of Hull is the editor of Wreck & Rescue Journal, a national Coast Guard history magazine, and author of four Arcadia books on Hull and Scituate. Cann and Galluzzo also coauthored Rockland and Abington for Arcadia Publishing.
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