Ford Islander – newsletter of the Naval Air Station Pearl Harbor 1943-48

evolsiconFrom volume 6, number 1 in June 1948:  The paper was born during the war years and a great deal of agitation. The agitation period was between early 1942 and June of 1943 when the first issue came out. There had been many attempts to start station papers before but they died a natural death because they were merely sideline affairs … The war changed this – station and ship publications became a great part in building the men’s morale. THE FORD ISLANDER began with the skeptical line in the masthead “published every now and then.”  Circulation built to 8,500 at it’s peak. Of these approximately 3,600 copies were sent to other stations and ships. The number of papers printed was gradually reduced following the war. THE FORD ISLANDER