Monomoy Island Gunnery Range

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Monomoy Island Gunnery Range
Part of United States Air Force
Chatham, Massachusetts
CoordinatesCoordinates: 41°33′7.79″N 70°0′2.84″W / 41.5521639°N 70.0007889°W / 41.5521639; -70.0007889
Site information
OwnerChatham, Massachusetts
Controlled byState of Massachusetts
Open to
the public
Site history
In use1944-1950

The Monomoy Island Gunnery Range was a former Air Force gunnery range for aviators, located on Monomoy Island, in Chatham, Massachusetts and in use c. 1942-1950. The site was principally used for machine gun target practice, and bullets and fragments can still be found on the refuge. After 1950, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge was established to provide habitat for migrating birds.[1][2]


  1. ^ Pauli, Lisa (August 1, 2009). "". 104th Fighter Wing Publications Office. Retrieved 2009-09-06. External link in |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Monomoy Island Army/Air Force Gunnery Range" (PDF). United States Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved 20 July 2013.

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