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WORLD WAR II CONTROL TOWER

Posted 9/25/2007 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Control Tower

This scale replica of a US Army Air Forces air traffic control tower is patterned after photographs of the tower at Pampa Army Air Field in Texas during World War II. This type of wooden control tower was typical of those found at most USAAF training bases across the United States during the war, although no two were exactly alike.

The control tower is the focus of all activity on an airfield, controlling the movement and actions of all aircraft, both on the ground and in the air. The radio in this exhibit is tuned to the air traffic control tower and ground control center at Hill AFB, as well as the tower at Ogden's Hinckley Airport. This allows you to listen to the radio traffic between both military and civilian aircraft and their control towers in this immediate area.







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