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Ring's reflections: Historic hangars date from World War II

Ring's reflections: Historic hangars date from World War II

Grand Central Aircraft Co. modified U.S. Air Force B-29 bombers in the three hangars from 1948-1952. This is an aerial view of the hangars, looking south and taken around 1950. The hangars are now leased for storage. One mezzanine was a temporary campus for Pima College in 1969.

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Ring's reflections: Historic hangars date from World War II

Ring's reflections: Historic hangars date from World War II

Women toiled at their B-29 modification stations inside one of the hangars sometime around 1950.

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Ring's reflections: Historic hangars date from World War II

Ring's reflections: Historic hangars date from World War II

This is what the three hangars look like today. Note the huge sliding doors. This is the view from the hangars' southeast corner.

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Ring's reflections: Historic hangars date from World War II

Ring's reflections: Historic hangars date from World War II

I'd like to correct a mistake I made in the final column in my six-part series on Tucson history (April 18, 2013), in which I said that during World War II Consolidated Vultee Aircraft built three large hangars at Marana Air Base. Three astute readers contacted me, telling me that the hangar…

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