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Governor John O. Pastore aboard Eastern Airlines airplane, 1946

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Governor John O. Pastore aboard Eastern Airlines airplane, 1946

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Image of Governor John O. Pastore aboard an Eastern Airlines airplane to mark the airline’s resuming commercial service from Warwick’s Theodore F. Green Airport in 1946. Eastern was followed one week later by Northeast Airlines.

The Army Air Force assumed control of the airport on April 1, 1942, when the airport became the Hillsgrove Army Air Base. It was a fighter base for the First Army Air Force and a transition-training base for officers after graduation from flying school. On September 26, 1945, control of the facility was returned to the state of Rhode Island and became Theodore Francis Green State Airport once again.
Source: Rhode Island Airport Corporation Airport History

See also:
Governor - Orders issued under authority of State Emergency Defense Act of 1942

Initial Report of the Fair Employment Practices Commission, 1950

Merci America Boxcar photograph album, 1949-1949

Report of the Commission to Re-Examine The Field of Governmental Operations, 1947

Records of the Office of the Governor

Providence College Special Collections - John O. Pastore papers

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

1946

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eng

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"Governor John O. Pastore aboard Eastern Airlines airplane, 1946," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #508, http://www.sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/508 (accessed July 26, 2014).