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Edwards Air Force Base, South Base, Rammed Earth Aircraft Dispersal Revetments, Western Shore of Rogers Dry Lake, Boron, Kern County, CA



B&W Photos

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BWPhotos 194397

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BWPhotos 194398

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BWPhotos 194399

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BWPhotos 194400

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BWPhotos 194401

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BWPhotos 194402

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BWPhotos 194403

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BWPhotos 194404

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BWPhotos 194405

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BWPhotos 194406

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BWPhotos 194407

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BWPhotos 194408

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BWPhotos 194409

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BWPhotos 194410

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BWPhotos 194411

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BWPhotos 194412

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BWPhotos 194413

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BWPhotos 194414


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Location
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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-308-B
Building/structure dates: 1943 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1943 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1950 subsequent work
Significance: Eleven rammed earth revetments were constructed during World War II to provide shelter and cover for aircraft in case of an attack from the Pacific. The revetments are strongly associated with the war effort and are among only a few remaining World War II era buildings and structures at Edwards AFB. Two different designs were constructed, one for bombers and another for pursuit aircraft. The method of construction employed, utilizing layers of earth and aggregate tamped into a form, is unusual and may be unique. Although six of the revetments are extant, only two revetments were found to be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. AR-8, which retains the highest degree of integrity of the bomber revetments, and AR-9, which is the only extant pursuit aircraft revetment, are significant under Criteria A, C, and D.

Subjects
Revetments


Related Names
Cotterman, Cary D.
Kelly, David D.
DeVries, David G., Photographer
Schmidt, Andrew J., Historian
Ashkar, Shahira, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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