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Barstow-Daggett Airport, Hangar Shed No. 4, 39500 National Trails Highway, Daggett, San Bernardino County, CA



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B&W Photos

HB170148
Looking Northwest To The South Side And East Front Of Hangar Shed No

HB170149
Looking Southwest To The East Front And North Side Of Hangar Shed No

HB170150
North Side.

HB170151
Bays No

HB170152
Oblique View Of The Southern Part Of The East Front, From The South End To Bay No

HB170153
Bays No

HB170154
East Front, South End, Showing The Office Built Into Bay No

HB170155
Detail, East Front Of Office, Bay No

HB170156
North Side Of Office Built Into Bay No

HB170157
Detail, Fire Suppression System On Inside Wall Of Bay No

HB170158
A View To The South From The Interior Of Bay No

HB170159
Woodwork Detail At Bay No

HB170160
Detail, Post And Trusses Between Bays No

HB170161
Rest Rooms At Bays No

HB170162
East Front And North Side, Rest Rooms Built Into Bays No

HB170163
South Side And East Front Of Storage Shed Built Into Bay No

HB170164
South Side

HB170165
West Rear, Overall Central And South Parts, Looking To Southeast.

HB170166
West Rear And South Side, South Storage Shed Attached To Rear Of Hangar Shed

HB170167
West Rear, South End.

HB170168
North Storage Shed Along West Rear, Also Showing Doors And Hinged Ventilator Flaps.

HB170169
West Rear, North End.

HB170170
Fire Suppression System Pipe, 'grinnell Valve', 'victrolic Coupling,' And Alarm At The Rear Of Bay No


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Location
39500 National Trails Highway, Daggett vicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-225-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N405).
Significance: Constructed at the outset of World War II, Hangar Shed No. 4 was one of only four such buildings, all of which were located at Barstow-Daggett Airport (then known as Modification Center No. 1, Daggett). Uniquely designed to serve as aircraft-modification facilities, the hangar sheds could accommodate the "noses" (including the engines) of up to 36 aircraft at one time. Several aircraft types, including A-20s, C-47s, and P-51s, were modified in Hangar Shed No. 4 throughout the war, many of which were destined to serve the U.S. allies.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LOOKING NORTHWEST TO THE SOUTH SIDE AND EAST FRONT OF HANGAR SHED NO. 4, FROM NEAR THE EAST END OF THE RUNWAY.
2. LOOKING SOUTHWEST TO THE EAST FRONT AND NORTH SIDE OF HANGAR SHED NO. 4, ALSO SHOWING A SIMILAR SHED IN THE FAR RIGHT BACKGROUND.
3. NORTH SIDE.
4. BAYS NO. 34-36 AT NORTH END OF EAST FRONT.
5. OBLIQUE VIEW OF THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE EAST FRONT, FROM THE SOUTH END TO BAY NO. 27.
6. BAYS NO. 5-8 NEAR SOUTH END OF EAST FRONT.
7. EAST FRONT, SOUTH END, SHOWING THE OFFICE BUILT INTO BAY NO. 1, AND HANGAR SHED NO. 4 IN RELATION TO AN ENCLOSED HANGAR AND OTHER STRUCTURES TO THE SOUTHWEST.
8. DETAIL, EAST FRONT OF OFFICE, BAY NO. 1.
9. NORTH SIDE OF OFFICE BUILT INTO BAY NO. 1.
10. DETAIL, FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM ON INSIDE WALL OF BAY NO. 23. SEE ALSO CA-225-A-23.
11. A VIEW TO THE SOUTH FROM THE INTERIOR OF BAY NO. 26.
12. WOODWORK DETAIL AT BAY NO. 11, SHOWING PANELED TRUSS AT UPPER RIGHT.
13. DETAIL, POST AND TRUSSES BETWEEN BAYS NO. 11-12.
14. REST ROOMS AT BAYS NO. 27-28.
15. EAST FRONT AND NORTH SIDE, REST ROOMS BUILT INTO BAYS NO. 27-28.
16. SOUTH SIDE AND EAST FRONT OF STORAGE SHED BUILT INTO BAY NO. 36 AT NORTH END OF HANGAR SHED.
17. SOUTH SIDE. SECOND FLOOR WINDOWS ARE RECENT.
18. WEST REAR, OVERALL CENTRAL AND SOUTH PARTS, LOOKING TO SOUTHEAST.
19. WEST REAR AND SOUTH SIDE, SOUTH STORAGE SHED ATTACHED TO REAR OF HANGAR SHED. A SIMILAR NORTH STORAGE SHED IS VISIBLE IN THE DISTANCE.
20. WEST REAR, SOUTH END.
21. NORTH STORAGE SHED ALONG WEST REAR, ALSO SHOWING DOORS AND HINGED VENTILATOR FLAPS.
22. WEST REAR, NORTH END.
23. FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM PIPE, 'GRINNELL VALVE', 'VICTROLIC COUPLING,' AND ALARM AT THE REAR OF BAY NO. 5.
24. 'HANGAR SHEDS - ELEVATIONS - DETAILS; ARCHITECTURAL PLANS - PLANT AREA; MODIFICATION CENTER NO. 1, DAGGETT, CALIFORNIA.' Partial elevations, and details of sliding doors and ventilator flaps, as built. Contract no. W509 Eng. 2743; File no. 555/81, revision B, dated April 6, 1943. No sheet number.
25. 'HANGAR SHEDS - TRUSSES - DETAILS; ARCHITECTURAL PLANS - PLANT AREA; MODIFICATION CENTER NO. 1, DAGGETT, CALIFORNIA.' Sections and details of trusses, ironwork, and joints, as modified to show ridge joint detail. As built. This blueline also shows the fire suppression system, added in orange pencil for 'Project 13: Bldgs. T-30, T-50, T-70, T-90' at a later, unspecified date. Contract no. W509 Eng. 2743; File no. 555/84, revision B, dated August 24, 1942. No sheet number.


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