SHAWNEE OK NAVAL AIR STATION: World War II

SHAWNEE OK NAVAL AIR STATION: World War II

by Ann Lanier McDonald

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SHAWNEE OK NAVAL AIR STATION: World War II by Ann Lanier McDonald

Like every other community in the United States when the country went to war, Shawnee, Oklahoma's citizens wanted to do their part. They sent their young men and women into military service, they bought war bonds, planted victory gardens, learned to live with ration stamps, donated scrap metal . . . and they offered their town as a site for a military base. City leaders worked with their congressmen to offer the Municipal Airport for whatever need the government had. Within a few months leases were signed, construction begun and, it seemed overnight a navy base appeared in the farm fields of central Oklahoma. Then just as quickly, it was gone. No longer needed to train navigators about how to guide navy aircraft. But the impact of a having a navy base in Shawnee, Oklahoma, remained for many years.

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ISBN-13: 9781503295865
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2014
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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