Airports – The old ones of Baltimore and Maryland

The Airport page on Kilduffs.com started as a page of a few old postcards for Baltimore’s and Anne Arundel County’s Friendship Airport. now known as BWI. Over the years, that airport has grown as one might expect. Research pointed me to the Airports in Dundalk in the 1920’s and 1940’s, and the smaller airports all over the area that development has erased. Comments, as always, are welcome.

Baltimore’s Friendship Airport History 

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Back in the 1920’s, Baltimore’s airfield was known as Logan Field, and was on the Eastside of town, in Dundalk. airport_41_Baltimore_LoganField_Photo

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Logan Field was replaced by Harbor Field, which was just west of Logan, and bordered the water. There were years when many planes, known as the Flying Clippers, actually used the water to take off and land.

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Land runways were built to replace the water landings, but the airport had issues with runways sinking and the ground not being quite as steady as they had hoped for at Harbor Field. The airport also went by the name of Municipal Airport.

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By the 1950’s, work was being done on Friendship Airport, in Anne Arundel County Maryland, a few miles south of Baltimore City.

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Friendship Airport changed it’s name in later years to BWI Airport, and later to Thurgood Marshall Airport.

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