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    Default TEXAS - Hitchcock NAS

    The US Navy had a blimp base near Galveston, Texas at Hitchcock. A few buildings remain, but most impressive is the old headquarters building as well as the four towering stanchions of the blimp hangar.

    Website with photos of Hitchcock in its heyday:
    http://members.tripod.com/Airfields_....htm#hitchcock

    My photos:
    Hitchcock Naval Air Station HQ:



    Stanchions of blimp hangar:


    The water tower in the above photo is also original.

    Tommy

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    Nice Tommy, thanks for posting them. Do you have any more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by REF View Post
    Nice Tommy, thanks for posting them. Do you have any more?
    Just one. It's one that only groups such as this one would appreciate - the base water tower! It's made of cement and hurricane-proof. It's the original tower and has made it through innumerable hurricanes in its 80 years:



    The area is now some sort of international trade zone with large no-trespassing signs, guard dogs and razor wire. I didn't care to venture any closer than I got in these photos.

    T

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    Those guard dogs can be a bit vicous so I don't blame you really! Great to see though, just a shame you can't get much closer.

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    Default Re: Hitchcock NAS - Texas

    Amazing to see the stanchions still standing. Certainly give you an idae of the size of these things.

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    Default Re: Hitchcock NAS - Texas

    Nice pictures Tommy.

    There are pictures of the hangar in it's heyday on Paul Freemans Abandoned Airfields site...this was a very large structure....made of wood.

    http://www.airfields-freeman.com/TX/....htm#hitchcock

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