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Hangar 1301, Dover Air Force Base

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1944. Air Mobility Command Museum, DE 9, 3.5 miles southeast of Dover

The U.S. Army leased the Dover public airport within ten days of Pearl Harbor (December 7, 1941) and created Dover Army Air Field, today a 3,900-acre facility. Fighter pilots trained here. Building 1301—a combination of hangar, heating plant, and shop—housed top-secret facilities for testing air-launched rockets. The 155 × 160–foot hangar stands forty-two feet high, the steel truss roof system supported by concrete buttresses.

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W. Barksdale Maynard
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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Hangar 1301, Dover Air Force Base", [Dover, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/DE-01-DV18.

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Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 257-257.

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