Hangar 1301

Hangar 1301 (HMY64)

Location: Dover, DE 19902 Kent County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 7.144', W 75° 27.4'

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Constructed in 1944, Hangar 1301 served as the headquarters and engineering facility for the 4146th Base Unit from 1944 to 1946. Highly secret testing and development work was done here on air-launched rocket weapons. Aircraft used in testing ranged from P-47 Thunderbolts to four-engine bombers including B-17 Flying Fortresses and B-24 Liberators. Even single engine light planes were outfitted with multiple rocket launchers to test the feasibility of providing additional firepower for all types of aircraft.

The main hangar was used to house aircraft that were being fitted with various types of rocket launchers. The attached building was used as the machine shop to build and modify weapon systems, and the small structure nearby was the heating plant. Hangar 1301 is now the home of the Air Mobility Command Museum. The original concrete ramp now serves as the outside display park for the museum. The hangar complex was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.

HM NumberHMY64
Marker NumberKC-68
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 3:38am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 460522 N 4330088
Decimal Degrees39.11906667, -75.45666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 7.144', W 75° 27.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 7' 8.64" N, 75° 27' 24.00" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21-25 Reno St, Dover DE 19902, US
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