Oregon: Tillamook Air Museum

At the end of 2012, Bob and I drove to Tillamook, Oregon to check out the Tillamook Air Museum. This wasn’t the first time we’d been there, but it was the last time we saw some of the airplanes there. Some of the airplanes have since been moved to the Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras, Oregon.

In 1942, the U.S. Navy began construction of 17 wooden hangars to house K-class airships for anti-submarine patrol and convoy escort. Two of these hangars were built at Naval Air Station Tillamook, which was commissioned in December 1942 to serve the Oregon, Washington, and California coastal areas.

Douglas A26B Invader.
Grumman J26-F Duck
Douglas DC-3
Chance Vought F4U Corsair
Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon
Back side of the Grumman J2F Duck
PBY 5 Catalina Flying Boat

I hope we get back to Tillamook someday! After all, it’s only a short drive from the air museum to the Tillamook Cheese Creamery. 🙂

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