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Old Feb 28, 10, 9:50 pm
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Originally Posted by clacko View Post
iirc, gander was very busy during ww2.....9/11 was probably the 2nd busiest period for them....
That's correct - they mention in the feature that the airport was originally built by the military in the 1930s (predating the town) and was used as a staging area for aircraft departing for the European theater in WWII.
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