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Near Lewistown in Fergus County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Crew Chief Building

 
 
Crew Chief Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 18, 2019
1. Crew Chief Building Marker
Inscription.  The mechanics that kept the heavy four-engine bombers, known as “flying fortresses,” aloft and the crew chiefs that coordinated the efforts of their teams had offices in this building. The squadrons that trained at Lewistown, Glasgow, and Cut Bank and at army headquarters in Great Falls were engaged in regular training flights monitoring the accuracy of the navigators and promoting teamwork among the crews. Each man had to learn his own job and that of his fellow crewmembers to ensure effective mass tactics. A corporal succinctly stated the mission of the airfield: “This is a place where we will learn to work together, play together, live together, fight together, and if necessary die together.”
 
Erected by The Montana National Register Sign Program.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program marker series.
 
Location. 47° 2.866′ N, 109° 27.498′ W. Marker is near Lewistown, Montana, in Fergus County. Marker is on Gulf Stream Drive near
Crew Chief Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 18, 2019
2. Crew Chief Building and Marker
West Aztec Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Gulf Stream Drive, Lewistown MT 59457, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Armament Building (within shouting distance of this marker); All Purpose Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Recreation Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hangar (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lewiston Satellite Airfield Historic District (about 300 feet away); Pre-War Hangar (about 400 feet away); Operations and Alert Building (about 500 feet away); Training Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewistown.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the former Lewistown Satellite Airfield, now the Lewiston Airport.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 15, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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