Michigan

Copyright 2008-2010, Scott D. Murdock
21 Oct 2010 - Added additional photos.


Michigan was another state I had not visited, so this trip served to check off one more on my list!  Luckily, I can find great scenery almost anyplace!  All locations on this page are in the state of Michigan.

Saturday, 30 Aug 2008

I flew from Denver to Detroit, picked up a Hyundai Sonata rental car and headed west away from the big city.

Willow Run AFS
(Building)
(Building)
(Dormitory)
(General view)
(General view)

Willow Run Airport
(Warehouse)
(Warehouse)
(Large hangar)
(Large hangar, closer view)
(Building)
(Building)

Air Force Plant #31
(Plant building)
(Plant building
(Main administration building)
(Main administration building)

Emery GFA
(This is a very rare extant radome on a gap filler)
(Tower next to gap filler building)
(Tower next to gap filler building)
(Gap filler building)
(Gap filler building)

AFP #60 (NO PHOTOS)

Holt Comms Site GWEN 830
(The 299' tower has been removed)

I stopped for the night in Durand.  The day's drive was 239 miles in 5.25 hours.

Sunday, 31 Aug 2008

Tri-City AAFld
(Hangar)
(Hangar)
(Hangars)

Wurtsmith AFB
(W.W.II hangar)
(W.W.II hangar)
(W.W.II hangar)
(Hangar)
(Maintenance docks)
(Maintenance docks)
(Engine test facility)
(Engine test facility)
(Two elevated water storage tanks)
(Structure)
(Service station)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
SAC Alert Area
(Entry gate)
(Building 5356 - Entry control building)
(Building 5356 - Entry control building)
(Building 5356 - Entry control building)
("Molehole" 70-man alert facility)
("Molehole" 70-man alert facility)
("Molehole" 70-man alert facility)
("Molehole" 70-man alert facility)
("Molehole" 70-man alert facility)
("Molehole" 70-man alert facility)
("Molehole" 70-man alert facility)
("Molehole" 70-man alert facility)
(Security watchtower and generator building)
(Security watchtower and generator building)
(Security watchtower and generator building)
(Building 5346 - Fire team building)
(Building 5346 - Fire team building)
(Building 5355 - Fitness facility)
(Building 5355 - Fitness facility)
(Generator building)
(Sentry post and generator building)
(View of "molehole" 70-man alert facility from security watchtower)
(View of "Christmas Tree" alert aircraft parking ramp from security watchtower)
(View of "Christmas Tree" alert aircraft parking ramp from security watchtower)
ADC Fighter-Interceptor Alert Area
(ADC alert hangar, an unusual combo of Butler and Strobel & Salzman designs)
(ADC alert hangar, an unusual combo of Butler and Strobel & Salzman designs)
(ADC alert hangar showing rear of crew quarters)
(ADC alert hangar)
(Front aircraft door on a Butler unit, modified to fit longer fighter aircraft)
(ADC alert hangar, general view of front side)
(ADC alert hangar showing front of crew quarters; lower section is non-historic)
(ADC alert hangar showing front of crew quarters; lower section is non-historic)
(ADC alert hangar, showing nose modification on a Strobel & Salzman unit)
(ADC alert hangar, showing nose modification on a Strobel & Salzman unit)
(ADC alert hangar, showing rear door modification on a Strobel & Salzman unit)
(ADC fighter shelters near the alert hangar)
(ADC fighter shelters near the alert hangar)
(Interior of Butler unit)
(Interior of Butler unit)
(Butler unit joined to Strobel & Salzman unit)
Weapon Storage Area
(Large storage structure)
(Large storage structure)
(Large storage structure)
(Large storage structure)
(Large storage structure)
(Vehicle garage)
(Building 5326 - 30-bay multi-cubicle storage magazine)
(Building 5326 - 30-bay multi-cubicle storage magazine)
(Building 5326 - 30-bay multi-cubicle storage magazine)
(Building 5330 - 20-bay multi-cubicle storage magazine)
(Building 5330 - 20-bay multi-cubicle storage magazine)
(Building 5330 - 20-bay multi-cubicle storage magazine)
(3-igloo storage magazine)
(2-bay storage magazine)
(8-bay multi-cubicle storage structure)
(8-bay multi-cubicle storage structure)
(Building 5109 - Maintenance building)
(Maintenance building)
(Maintenance building)
(Security watchtower)
(Security watchtower)
(Building 5338 - Fire team building)
(Building 5338 - Fire team building)
(Building 5338 - Fire team building)
(Building 5338 - Fire team building)
(Building 5338 - Fire team building)
(Entry control building)
(Entry control building)
(Entry control building)
(Entry control building)
(Entry control building)
(Entry control building)
(Entry control building)

(Entry control building)
(Generator building)
(Building 5309)

(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)

My evening stop was in Rochester Hills, after driving 407 miles in 11 hours.

Monday, 1 Sep 2008

Packard Motor Car Proving Ground
(Shop building and elevated water storage tank)
(Historical marker)
(Historical marker)
(Albert Kahn-designed building) 
(Albert Kahn-designed building)
(Albert Kahn-designed building)
(Albert Kahn-designed building)
(General view of the shop area)
(General view of the shop area)
(General view of the shop area)
(General view of the shop area)
(General view of the shop area)
(Elevated water storage tank)

Selfridge AFB
(AN/FPS-35 radar tower)
(AN/FPS-35 radar tower)
(AN/FPS-35 radar tower)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Historical marker)

Then I drove back to the airport to start the trip home. 

Romulus AAFld
(Art Deco airline terminal building)
(Art Deco airline terminal building)
(Old building)
(Old hangar)

Today was a short 103-mile drive in about 4 hours.  I covered a mere 749 miles all weekend!


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