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Hangar 1301

 
 
Hangar 1301 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 17, 2011
1. Hangar 1301 Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1944, Hangar 1301 served as the headquarters and engineering facility for the 4146th Base Unit from 1944 to 1946. Highly secret testing and development work was done here on air-launched rocket weapons. Aircraft used in testing ranged from P-47 Thunderbolts to four-engine bombers including B-17 Flying Fortresses and B-24 Liberators. Even single engine light planes were outfitted with multiple rocket launchers to test the feasibility of providing additional firepower for all types of aircraft.

The main hangar was used to house aircraft that were being fitted with various types of rocket launchers. The attached building was used as the machine shop to build and modify weapon systems, and the small structure nearby was the heating plant. Hangar 1301 is now the home of the Air Mobility Command Museum. The original concrete ramp now serves as the outside display park for the museum. The hangar complex was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.
 
Erected 2002 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-68.)
 
Location. 39° 7.144′ N, 75° 27.4′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Heritage Drive. Click for map. Located off of Rt. 9, within

Marker at entrance to Air Mobility Command Museum image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 17, 2011
2. Marker at entrance to Air Mobility Command Museum
the Dover Air Force Base. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1301 Heritage Drive, Dover DE 19901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Commemoration Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); T-33A Shooting Star (about 400 feet away); Byfield (approx. 0.7 miles away); Home of John Dickinson (approx. 1.1 miles away); The St. Jones River: Why the Mansion Faces South (approx. 1.3 miles away); St. Jones Neck (approx. 1.4 miles away); Kitts Hummock (approx. 3.1 miles away); Old Stone Tavern (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dover.
 
Also see . . .  Air Mobility Command Museum - Dover Air Force Base. (Submitted on December 19, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, ColdWar, World II
 
Hangar 1301 image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 17, 2011
3. Hangar 1301
Exhibits and display aircraft are located within the hangar and outside of the museum.
Entrance of Air Mobility Command Museum image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 17, 2011
4. Entrance of Air Mobility Command Museum
Hangar 1301 in rear
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 512 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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