I enjoyed Martha Lunken’s article in the July issue [“Brownie’s”] and the reference to Paul Freeman’s site Abandoned or Little Known Airfields. Thank you for making his site known.
I contacted him after reading about Revere Airport, which was located in Revere, Massachusetts. An excerpt of what I told him follows: “Seeing the old photos brought back many good memories. At age 13 in 1949 I ‘worked’ for an ex-Navy pilot who flew banners using a Stearman PT-17. He had it modified to pick up the sign using an assembly, like landing on an aircraft carrier. I assembled the banners and laid them on the edge of the main (13/31) runway.”
Mr. Freeman was kind enough to include some of what I sent in the historical record on his site. He provided a home for some photos that probably would be discarded when I am deceased.
I enjoy your articles, Martha. You have a rich aviation history.
Tony Sofia via email