Naval Bases in Current Defence Program
The House Naval Affairs Committee on February 15 approved a bill for expansion of naval aviation facilities introduced January 19 by Senator Walsh (D., Mass.) and Rep. Vinson (D., Ga.), chairmen respectively of the Senate and House naval committees. The bill authorizes construction or improvement of 14 air bases, upon which it is proposed to make total initial expenditures of $67,000,000. Thirteen of the 14 projects, all but four of which are in the Pacific area, were chosen from among 15 proposed air bases recommended “for earliest completion” by a special naval board headed by Rear Admiral Hepburn.1 The additional project, originating in the House committee, is for an air base at Tongue Point, Oregon, at the mouth of ...