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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

Subject

Rhode Island--History.

Description

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.
Excerpted from: Rhode Island Airport Corporation Airport History

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

1946

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jpeg

Language

eng

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photo

Citation

"Governor John O. Pastore aboard Eastern Airlines airplane, 1946," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #508, http://www.sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/508 (accessed April 24, 2014).