Nomans Land Range
|Noman’s Land Range|
|Part of United States Navy|
|Controlled by||Commonwealth of Massachusetts|
An airfield was constructed by the U.S. Navy on the southern edge of the island between November 1942 and May 1944, and the island was used, beginning in World War II, as Nomans Land Range for 53 years, 1943-1996. The airfield was abandoned by the U.S. Navy sometime between 1945 and 1954.
The eastern third of the island has been managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service since 1975. Following an effort to clear the island of ordnance in 1997 and 1998, the rest of the island was transferred to the FWS for use as a wildlife refuge, primarily for migratory birds.
- Freeman, Paul. "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields: Southeastern Massachusetts". Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
- MacQuarrie, Brian (July 12, 2010), Officials want it to stay No Man’s Land, Boston, MA: The Boston Globe, p. 1.
- "Federal Register | Revocation of Restricted Areas R-4105A and R-4105B; No Man's Land Island, MA". www.federalregister.gov. Retrieved 2016-07-23.