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14275. (photo) New Barracks at Coast Guard Air Station Salem, Mass. c.1937.

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14275. (photo) New Barracks at Coast Guard Air Station Salem, Mass. c.1937.

14275. (photo) New Barracks at Coast Guard Air Station Salem, Mass. c.1937. Clear, close original 8” x 10” press photo shows great detail of the new barracks building at Coast Guard Air Station Salem. With little room to expand at Gloucester, a new air station was established at Salem in 1935. Salem CGAS as it became to be known was built with a barracks, shown here, hangar, a tarmac, and a ramp. In 1950, Air Detachment Quonset Point, Rhode Island was established as a sub unit of Air Station Salem. During the 1950s, helicopters were introduced with a great deal of success as a rescue platform. With the development of the HH-52A, an amphibious helicopter, the need for a flying boat was lessened. Therefore, air stations having only water landing capabilities, such as Salem, were phased out. It was eventually replaced by Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod in 1970. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. Clear and close view. Dated June 2, 1937. (VG+). $42.