Blimp Hanger, Tillamook Oregon
Posted by: Volcanoguy
N 45° 25.235 W 123° 48.213
10T E 437133 N 5029987
Quick Description: Blimp Hanger at the old Naval Air Station Tillamook, which was active during the World War II.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 1/5/2007 10:44:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM13TB
The Naval Air Station Tillamook was constructed in 1942-43 to house eight K-class blimps which were used for anti-submarine coast patrol. Two blimp hangers were built at the NAS. Naval Air Station Tillamook was decommissioned in 1948. Today the remaining hanger (one was destroyed by a fire in 1992) is the home of the Tillamook Air Musuem. The hanger is 1,072 feet long, 192 feet high, 296 feet wide, and covers an area of over 7 acres. This massive building is one the largest wooden building in the world, rivaled only by other blimp hangers.