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Edwards Air Force Base, North Base, North Base Road, Boron, Kern County, CA



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Location
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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-170
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N709).
Building/structure dates: 1942 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1943 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1947 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1953 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1967 subsequent work
Significance: North Base originated as a remote, secret facility to test the United States' first jet-propelled military aircraft, the Bell XP-59A Airacomet. During World War II, facilities grew to accommodate more than 400 personnel and four active hangars. After the war, North Base remained a test facility which supported the testing and development of advanced aircraft. Such planes as the Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing, XP-80 Shooting Star, North American F-86 Sabre, North American Aviation XB-45 Tornado, Douglas XB-43 Versatile II, Convair XB-46, North American Aviation F-100 Super Sabre, McDonnell F-101 Voodoo, Lockheed XFV-1 Pogo, Lockheed U-2, and many others.

Related Names
U.S. Department Of The Air Force
Grogan, Brian, Photographer
Rittermann, Philipp S., Photographer
Hudlow, Scott M., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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