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Williamsport Sun: April 30, 1943 – Only Army or Navy Order Can Procure Airport Lighting

A lighting system and control tower are two additions needed at the Williamsport Municipal Airport to make it a 100 percent landing field, government officials and local civic leaders agreed at a conference held at City Hall Tuesday afternoon. Whether such additional facilities are to be established is said to depend upon the willingness of

A lighting system and control tower are two additions needed at the Williamsport Municipal Airport to make it a 100 percent landing field, government officials and local civic leaders agreed at a conference held at City Hall Tuesday afternoon.

Whether such additional facilities are to be established is said to depend upon the willingness of the Army or Navy or both, to designate the local field as a “vital war necessity.”

Should such designation be made, the Civil Aeronautics Authority is prepared to execute a contract for the work to begin immediately upon certification of priorities by the War Production Board.

That this “proper and only” procedure was learned yesterday at a conference with Albert Wessel. C.A.A. representative in charge of airports in Pennsylvania, who came from Harrisburg to meet with City Council and local industrial and military leaders called into conference by Mayor Leo C. Williamson.

Maj. James Hand of the Aviation Corporation and Captain E. E. Wheeler, commanding officer of the 341st Army Aviation cadets now training at Williamsport Dickinson Junior College, stated that they will contact higher Army authorities and point out the need of these facilities.

Following the conference, the local delegation and Mr. Wessel inspected the local airport. Mr. Wessel expressed great satisfaction in the progress of the construction, he stated, “it looks fine” and pronounced it an unusually fine airport for daylight flying.

Mr. Wessel was particularly interested in learning what will be left uncompleted when the W.P.A. terminates its work today. He promised that he would send a C.A.A. inspector to make a detailed report on the status.

Through the City Engineering Department, it was pointed out to Mr. Wessel that there is little grading work to be completed on the south end of the field. This work it was stated, would require about two weeks with a power grader and operator. Sealing the joints in the concrete runway was essential.

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