Old Airport Workshop in Santa Maria Azores

Former workshop with bench, lathe and other hand tools used in the workshops to support the Santa Maria Airport. Built by the Americans and maintained for several years.


The island of Santa Maria assumed a crucial role during World War II as an American air base.Many support structures were created to meet the needs of the time.Most of the air traffic between Northern Europe and Central and South America, as well as between North America and South Europe, passed through Santa Maria airport. Santa Maria also functioned as the “turntable” of the Azores. It was at the Santa Maria airport that passengers boarded and disembarked from and to destinations outside the Azores (to São Miguel and Terceira, by plane, from there to the other islands by boat).

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