A World War II Blimp Hangar, a Guppy, and a Cow Escape Route… The Oregon Coast
HERE IS A VIEW, FROM CURT, OF HOME FRONT SUPPORT AS THIS CONSTRUCTION WENT INTO EFFECT IN THE SUMMER OF 1942. ‘WANDERING THROUGH TIME’ WILL HELP US TO REMEMBER.
I’d been through Tillamook, Oregon several times and never spotted the huge blimp hangar that was built there during World War II. It is plainly visible from the Highway 101. Who knows what I was thinking about when I made my way up and down the road? It must have been a heck of a daydream. I saw the hangar this time, however, and it was like, “Wow!” I immediately changed plans and decided to stay in the area for another day. The hangar was something I had to visit.
Today it serves as a partially abandoned air museum. (Most of its airplanes have been shipped off to Madras in eastern Oregon, where it’s hoped the vintage aircraft will survive better in…
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