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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
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

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.

Writing Credits

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—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Delaware

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

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