“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Lewistown in Fergus County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)

Quartermaster Warehouses

Lewistown Satellite Airfield Historic District

Quartermaster Warehouses Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 18, 2019
1. Quartermaster Warehouses Marker
Inscription.  Caring for the squadrons of men who trained at the airfield was no easy task. It required a permanent host crew of approximately 150 to keep the base running smoothly. In addition to providing the actual training, members of the host crew assured that the plumbing functioned, the lights turned on, the bunks had sheets and blankets, the roofs did not leak, and the mess hall served up "three squares" each day. Key to an efficient operation was convenient access to necessary supplies. These two large warehouses were devoted exclusively to storing canned and dried food, construction materials, plumbing supplies, clothing, and almost everything else needed to meet the airmen's daily needs. Measuring 32-by-95 feet, the wood-frame buildings were more solidly constructed than most of the buildings on base. Heavy timbers provided the structural support necessary for a conveniently open floor plan and the placement of large garage doors in the buildings' load-bearing walls. The doors opened onto either side of two drive-through bays, making it possible for four trucks to pull inside the warehouses simultaneously, speeding up deliveries.
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list.
Location. 47° 2.913′ N, 109° 27.36′ W. Marker is near Lewistown, Montana, in Fergus County. Marker is on East Aztec Drive near Rimby Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Camouflage Building (here, next to this marker); Training Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Pre-War Hangar (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); All Purpose Shop (about 400 feet away); Crew Chief Building (about 600 feet away); Armament Building (about 600 feet away); Recreation Building (about 800 feet away); Lewiston Satellite Airfield Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles 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 Municipal Airport.
Quartermaster Warehouses and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 18, 2019
2. Quartermaster Warehouses and Marker
The marker is next to the power pole.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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