Naval Air Base before runway was built in 1941


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Naval Air Base before runway was built in 1941

This 203 acre tract of land on the New Orleans lakefront, once a swampy, unsanitary shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain, was graded and leveled by WPA workers to provide the US Navy with a landing field for its new base. Buildings of the base, still under construction, are shown in the background.

Courtesy of Louisiana Division/City Archives, New Orleans Public Library


This file appears in: Naval Air Station & University of New Orleans