Alabama 2006

Copyright 2006-2010, Scott D. Murdock
19 Sep 2010 - Added additional photos.


It doesn't seem like it, but it's been almost six years since I last visited Maxwell AFB.  This time it was business rather than family that brought me to Alabama.  My company needed some research done at the Air Force Historical Research Agency, and I lost the coin toss.  A tough assignment, but somebody had to do it.  I drove from Texas rather than put up with the airline hassles, so I managed to see a few tourist sites along the way.

Saturday, 21 Oct 2006

Marshall National Guard Armory TX
(Front of building)
(General view of site)
(Support buildings)

Sunday, 22 Oct 2006

Vaiden AF Auxiliary Field AL
(Hangar)
(Small building)
(General view)

Taylor Field AL
(Historical sign)
(General view of field)
(General view of field)
(General view of field)

845th AAF Specialized Depot AL
(Warehouse)
(Remains of warehouse)
(Remains of warehouse)
(Remains of warehouse)
(Remains of warehouse)
(Railroad tracks and remains of warehouse)

Maxwell AFB AL
No photos - active installation.

Saturday, 28 Oct 2006

Dannelly Aux Fld AL
(184-foot demountable hangar)
(184-foot demountable hangar)

Thomasville AFS AL
Limited opportunity for photos - state prison parole facility.
(Dormitory with radar tower in background)
(FPS-35 radar tower -- this one was the prototype)

Selman Field LA
(Hangar)

Barksdale AFB LA
No photos - active installation.

Sunday, 29 Oct 2006

Plancor 763 (Lone Star Steel Plant) - Naval Ordnance Aerophysics Lab TX
(General view from outside fence)
(General view from outside fence)
 
Longview National Guard Armory TX
(Front of building)
(Oblique view of building)
(Side view of building)
 
Harmon General Hospital, Longview TX
No photos - obliterated by a university campus.

Plancor 1226 ("Big Inch" Pipeline), Longview TX
(Historical marker, facility in background)
(Close up of historical marker)
(General view of facility)

 


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