Executive Order of President Woodrow Wilson
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by Act of Congress approved July 27, 1917, (Public No. 31, 65th Congress), it is hereby ordered that possession be taken forthwith, on behalf of United States, for use for national defense and in connection therewith as sites for permanent aviation stations for the Army and Navy and for aviation school purposes, of the whole of North Island, in the harbor of San Diego, California.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
August 1, 1917.
Source Note: D, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.