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Ellsworth Air Force Base, Readiness Hangar, Kenny Road, southeast corner of interstction with , Blackhawk, Meade County, SD



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Item Title
BWPhotos 214076

Location
southeast corner of interstction with, Blackhawk%252525252525252525252525252Bvicinity, SD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS SD-21-A
Building/structure dates: 1951 initial construction
Part of building/structure is in Rapid City vicinity, Pennington County, SD.
Significance: The Ellsworth Air Force Base Readiness Hangar is significant for its association with American military policy during the Cold War years of the early 1950s. During this era, the United States Air Force made substantial improvements at the nation's domestic air bases, including major projects designed for domestic defense and air base protection. Readiness hangars such as this one played a key role in this changing mission by housing and maintaining aircraft prepared to take off at a moment's notice to protect the base from outside attack. The hangar is also significant for its design. The design was widely used for new hangar construction during World War II, particularly after wartime restrictions on steel were imposed in 1942. The hangar's configuration typifies the basic form preferred for a readiness hanger by military planners of the early 1950s.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Military Art & Science
Hangars


Related Names
U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers
Wilson & Company
H & B Construction Company
Johnson, Lon, Photographer
McCormick, Mary, Historian
Hufstetler, Mark, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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