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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

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