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NAS South Weymouth, MA  
NAS South Weymouth (Satellite Image) Having the distinction of being the first airship base proposed in the original 1940 war plan, this base featured both a timber, and a standard steel hangar. A runway replaced the wood hangar in 1960.
Squadron
ZP-11
JUN 1942 - JUN 1945
Fleet Airship Wing One
Total Airships: 8
Wood Hangars: 1
Remaining: 0

NAS Lakehurst, NJ  
NAS Lakehurst (Satellite Image) This was the only LTA base in operation prior to WWII. Until her patrol squadron was formed, she served primarily as an airship training center. Various airship operations continued until 1962.
Squadron
ZP-12
JAN 1942 - SEP 1945
Fleet Airship Wing One
Total Airships: 8
Wood Hangars: 2
Remaining: 2

NAS Weeksville, NC  
NAS Weeksville (Satellite Image) Unlike the other timber hangars, this one utilized White Pine, rather than Douglas Fir. The steel hangar is still in private use, but the wooden hangar burned down in 1995 (during door repair operation).
Squadron
ZP-14/ZP-24
JUN 1942 - JUN 1945
Fleet Airship Wing One
Total Airships: 8
Wood Hangars: 1
Remaining: 0

NAS Glynco, GA  
NAS Glynco (Satellite Image) This is the only LTA base to share a similar layout with that of NAS Tillamook. Unfortunately in 1964, Hurricane Dora caused extensive damage to her hangars, and they were demolished between 1970-71.
Squadron
ZP-15
FEB 1943 - JUN 1945
Fleet Airship Wing One
Total Airships: 8
Wood Hangars: 2
Remaining: 0

NAS Richmond, FL  
NAS Richmond (Satellite Image) Only one timber hangar was proposed, but three were constructed (one served as a repair facility). All hangars were destroyed by a hurricane in 1945, and the Greater Miami Zoo now takes their place.
Squadron
ZP-21
MAY 1943 - SEP 1945
Fleet Airship Wing Two
Total Airships: 15
Wood Hangars: 3
Remaining: 0

NAS Houma, LA  
NAS Richmond (Satellite Image) One of the last LTA bases constructed, her hangar was the only one featuring one-piece "clamshell" doors (due to poor ground stability). Between 1948-49, this unique hangar was demolished.
Squadron
ZP-22
MAY 1943 - SEP 1944
Fleet Airship Wing Two
Total Airships: 4
Wood Hangars: 1
Remaining: 0

NAS Hitchcock, TX Photos & Information - Work In Progress
NAS Hitchcock (Satellite Image) Had the war continued to escalate, a second hangar would have been constructed (this was the last timber hangar built). In 1961, Hurricane Carla damaged the hangar roof, and it was razed by 1962.
Squadron
ZP-23*
FEB 1944 - JUN 1944
Fleet Airship Wing Two
Total Airships: 4
Wood Hangars: 1
Remaining: 0

NAS Santa Ana, CA  
NAS Santa Ana (Satellite Image) Until recently, these two hangars housed the helicopter patrol squadrons of the Marine Corps. The hangars are listed as Historic Landmarks, but they are currently being considered for demolition.
Squadron
ZP-31
OCT 1942 - SEP 1945
Fleet Airship Wing Three
Total Airships: 12
Wood Hangars: 2
Remaining: 2

NAS Moffett Field, CA  
NAS Moffett Field (Satellite Image) Originally an Army Air Corps base, she became the Navy's Headquarters of Fleet Airship Wing Three. All free-balloon training was taught here, and various LTA functions continued until 1959.
Squadron
ZP-32
OCT 1942 - SEP 1945
Fleet Airship Wing Three
Total Airships: 12
Wood Hangars: 2
Remaining: 2

NAS Tillamook, OR  
NAS Tillamook (Satellite Image) These are the largest of the timber hangars, and were the first to be constructed (serving as working prototypes for all other wood hangars). In 1992, Hangar A was destroyed by an enormous fire.
Squadron
ZP-33
DEC 1942 - SEP 1945
Fleet Airship Wing Three
Total Airships: 8
Wood Hangars: 2
Remaining: 1


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