OREWASH

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


Oregon was one of the remaining states on my list.  I had been to Washington before, if only to change planes at Seattle-Tacoma International.  This trip let me place a check mark by Oregon, and do a little sightseeing at the same time.

Friday, 4 Jul 2008

I flew from Denver to Portland and pulled out of the airport in a rented Chrysler PT Cruiser. 

Salem AAFld OR (No photos, no historic features seen.)

Adair AFS OR
(Dormitory)
(Dormitory)
(Dormitory)
(Dormitory)
(Dormitory)
(Dormitory, entryway)
(Fire station)
(SAGE Direction Center DC-13)
(SAGE Direction Center DC-13)
(SAGE Direction Center DC-13)
(SAGE Direction Center DC-13)
(SAGE Direction Center DC-13, showing power plant)
(SAGE Direction Center DC-13, showing power plant)
(SAGE Direction Center DC-13, showing power plant)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Building)
(Chimney)
(General view)
(General view)
(General view)

Corvallis AAFld OR
(Hangar)
(Hangar)
(Elevated water storage tank)

Umatilla Army Depot OR (No photos, no historic features seen.)

I stopped for the night in Hermiston, Oregon.  This was my first-ever visit to Oregon, state #47 on my list.  Three more to go!  Today's drive was 386 miles, in 8 hours.

Saturday, 5 Jul 2008

As much as I prefer to sleep in, I was on the road at 0600 for a busy day.  I quickly crossed north into Washington.

Walla Walla AAFld WA
(Hangar 
(Hangar 
(Hangar 
(Hangar)
(Hangar)
(Hangar 
(Hangar)
(Barracks)

(Barracks)
(Distant view of six ADC fighter-interceptor alert hangars) 
(ADC alert hangars) 
(ADC alert hangars) 
(Closeup of one alert hangar, vintage support building to the left, non-historic fill to the right)
(ADC munitions storage area) 
(ADC munitions storage area)
(ADC munitions storage area) 
(ADC munitions storage area)
(ADC munitions storage area) 
(ADC munitions storage area)
(ADC munitions storage area) 
(ADC munitions storage area)
(ADC munitions storage area) 
(ADC munitions storage area)
(ADC munitions storage area) 
(ADC munitions storage area)
(ADC munitions storage area) 
(ADC munitions storage area)
 

Othello AFS WA
(Two radar towers)
(Radar tower)
(Radar tower)
(Radar tower)
(General view of site)
(General view of site)
(General view of site)
(General view of site)
(General view of site)

Larson Missile Site #2 (568-B) WA
(Security gate)
(Silo doors)
(Silo doors)

Larson AF Missile Site #1 (568-A) WA
(Access road)
(Orientation targets)
(Orientation targets)
(Orientation targets)
(General view from gate)

Larson AFB WA
(SAGE Direction Center DC-15)
(SAGE Direction Center DC-15)
(SAGE Direction Center DC-15)
(SAC "molehole" 70-man alert facility)
(SAC "molehole" 70-man alert facility)
(SAC "molehole" 70-man alert facility)
(SAC "molehole" 70-man alert facility, alert light mounted on post in comound)
(ADC fighter-interceptor alert hangar)
(ADC fighter-interceptor alert hangar)
(ADC fighter-interceptor alert hangar)
(ADC fighter-interceptor alert hangar)
(ADC fighter-interceptor alert hangar)
(ADC fighter-interceptor alert hangar)
(W.W.II Hangar)
(W.W.II Hangar)
(W.W.II Hangar)
(W.W.II Hangar)
(SAC maintenance dock)
(SAC maintenance dock)
(SAC maintenance dock)
(SAC maintenance dock)
(SAC maintenance dock)
(Elevated water storage tank)
(Another elevated water storage tank)
(Water system building and storage tank)
(Double-cantilever hangar)
(Double-cantilever hangar)
(Double-cantilever hangar)
(Dormitory)
(Dormitory)

AFP #53 WA
(General view)
(General view)
(General view)
(General view)
(General view)
(Distant view from across flightline)

Ephrata AFB WA
(Hangar)
(Hangar)
(Hangar)
(Hangar)
(Hangar)
(Hangar)
(Hangar)
(Hangar)
(Parachute drying loft)

Larson AF Missile Site #3 (568-C) WA
(Security gate)
(Access road)
(Access road)
(General view)

Ellensburg AAFld WA
(W.W.II buildings)
(W.W.II buildings)
(W.W.II building)

Yakima AAFld WA (No photos, no historic features seen.)

Yakima was my overnight stop.  The day's drive was an even 500 miles in 11.5 hours.

Sunday, 6 Jul 2008

This was the easy part of the trip, just drive pack to Portland for the flight home. 

Portland AAB OR (No photos, no historic features seen.)

A mere 5 hour drive, of 247 miles.  Total for the weekend was 1,133 miles.


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