Grenier Field book project


Pre-publication orders now being taken at $35 per copy

Coming in 2024! A new book about the story of Grenier Field, a military air base in Manchester, N.H. that had a major impact close to home, but also played a role in global events.

From World War II through the Vietnam era, Grenier Field was a bustling military hub, hosting tens of thousands of troops and support staff who were part of the nation’s air defense system.

Time has not been kind to Grenier. Today, almost all traces of the base are gone from what is now Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. Nothing remains to remind us of the people, both military and civilian, whose service helped define life in mid-20th century America and around the world.

Join author Leah Dearborn, associate director of the Aviation Museum of N.H., as she traces the history of Grenier Field through the stories of those whose lives intersected with it.

From World War II fighter pilots transiting through Grenier on their way to combat in Europe, to special squadrons in the 1950s that launched top secret high-altitude balloons, Leah has assembled a range of first-hand tales as told by people who were part of the Grenier experience.

This new book, to be published later in 2024 by the Aviation Museum of N.H., is now available for pre-sale orders at a price of $35 per copy. Reserve your copy today! For more information, email ldearborn@nhahs.org or call (603) 669-4877, ext. 403.