HENRY TROH’S SECOND AIRFIELD

skyport opening 

In 1944 an estimated crowd at 7,000 attended the opening day celebration (above)
of Henry Troh’s Skyport airport located at Southeast 156th, north of Division Street
in Portland.

Troh’s Air Taxi services included a G.I Bill flight school, Piper aircraft sales, aerial
photography, advertising with lighted aircraft and banner towing, ambulance and 
charter flights.

skyport main

Blimps, such as the Mobilgas blimp seen above, were based at Troh’s when special events brought them to Portland.
 

last plane from troh's

A photo of the last plane to depart Henry Troh’s Skyport, The construction
of a new retirement community forced the airport to close in June of 1959.

posted by Bob Karm in AIRCRAFT,ANNIVERSARY,Aviation,DEBUT,HISTORY,PORTLAND'S PAST,Transportation and have No Comments

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