1945: WWII Story: Sinking of Sub (5)

“In May, 1943, the navy revealed operation of a streamlined antiaircraft gunnery school at Montara Point. It now has a personnel of 1500 or more. In the emergency, the army built a $3,000,000 airstrip between Princeton and Moss Beach, from which planes could take off to battle any enemy fleet that might approach our shores. Coast farms were condemned to make room for one of the longest paved takeoffs in the world. The airstrip has since passed to the navy. Coast Guard installations appeared at Half Moon Bay, the army built installations at Wavecrest  and built a gunnery school south of Half Moon Bay and the Coastside was honeycombed with radar-range finding stations.”

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