Executive Order 9881

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Title

Executive Order 9881

Description

After years of court appeals, the previous owners of Palmyra, the Fullard-Leo family, finally won their suit against the US Government and ownership of Palmyra was returned to them. While this didn't mean the immediate evacuation of personel from the atoll, it was a missive win for the family.

Over the next few years, Palmyra would continue to be used in government operations, but now with the understanding any changes or occupations had to be approved by the family.

Creator

President Harry S. Truman

Date

August 4, 1947

Language

English

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DISCONTINUING THE PALMYRA ISLAND NAVAL AIRSPACE RESERVATION AND THE PALMYRA ISLAND NAVAL DEFENSIVE SEA AREA

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 4 of the Air Commerce Act, approved May 20, 1926 (44 Stat. 570; 49 U. 8. C. 174), and by section 44 of the Criminal Code, as amended (18 U. 8. C. 96), the following-designated naval air space reservation and naval defensive sea area are hereby discontinued:

1. Palmyra Island Naval Airspace Res ervation, established by Executive Order No. 8682 of February 14, 1941.
2. Palmyra Island Naval Defensive Sea Area, established by Executive Order No. 8682 of February 14. 1941.

Harry S. Truman
The White House, August 4, 1947

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Citation

President Harry S. Truman, “Executive Order 9881,” Palmyra Archive, accessed November 17, 2017, http://www.palmyraarchive.org/items/show/141.

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