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Lighter than air in WWII

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1 comment:

  • Terry posted at 3:21 am on Fri, Sep 30, 2011.

    Terry Posts: 1

    Very interesting article. I was stationed at Mt Hebo 689th AC&W radar station in 1956/57 and spent some time at the Navy blimp base. At that time there were three blimp hangers which were the largest wooden structures in the world. One of the hangers had a full size basketball court and stands which seatedI several hundred fans. We played all of our basketball games at the blimp hanger. I am sure you know that two of the hangers burned down. The remaining hanger contains the air musuem which has a small section about the 689th Squardon. The last time I was at the blimp base was about 10 years ago. Sure looked different with only one hanger. Back in 1956/57 I don't remember seeing many Navy men there. Never did see a blimp. They were probably all in the hangers if they were still there. While there, I talked to the man running the museum. He asked me to send him information on the radar site, which I did. Don't know if he used it in the museum.

    Thanks for the article.
    Terry Cook
    terryccook@comcast.net

    PS Please tell Will Seymour hello for me. Thanks.

     

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