Washington-Hoover Airport was an airport serving the city of Washington, D.C., in the United States from 1933 to 1941. It was created by the merger of Hoover Field and Washington Airport on August 2, 1933. It was in Arlington, Virginia, near the intersection of the Highway Bridge and the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (where The Pentagon and its parking lots now stand). Washington-Hoover Airport, like its predecessors, suffered from safety problems, short runways, and little room to grow. It closed for public use in June 1941, and the United States Department of War purchased the site in September, closing it for good. Washington National Airport (now known as Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport), which opened in June 1941, was built as its replacement.
Read more about Washington-Hoover Airport: Hoover Field, Washington Airport, Operation of Washington-Hoover Airport, Push For Federalization and Boundary Issues, Closing of Military Road and Approval of Washington National Airport, Closure
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... Washington-Hoover Airport closed as a public use airport in 1941 when Washington National Airport opened on June 16, 1941 ... of passenger and air transport flights to National, Washington-Hoover was used as a private field by a pilot training school ... In late June 1941, the Army selected Washington-Hoover for the site of a proposed $3 million supply depot ...
... Hoover Field and Washington Airport were merged by their new owner and renamed Washington-Hoover Airport ... on August 2, 1933, and closed to the public when Washington National Airport opened on June 16, 1941 ... but closed on September 16, 1941, when the United States Department of War purchased Washington-Hoover Airport for $1 million to construct The Pentagon ...
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