Formerly an aircraft dock, this huge building -- thought to be the largest in the world with no interior supports -- is now the scene of many busy shops turning out aircraft sub-assembly parts, Goodyear Aircraft Corp., Akron, Ohio. Either new housing clos

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Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer.

Formerly an aircraft dock, this huge building -- thought to be the largest in the world with no interior supports -- is now the scene of many busy shops turning out aircraft sub-assembly parts, Goodyear Aircraft Corp., Akron, Ohio. Either new housing close to the plant or vastly improved public transportation will eventually have to be supplied, for the tires on the cars of the workers, and perhaps even the cars themselves, will in many instances give in before the end of the present emergency

1941 Dec.

1 transparency : color.

Notes:
Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Subjects:
Goodyear Aircraft Corp.
World War, 1939-1945
Airplane industry
Hangars
United States--Ohio--Akron

Format: Transparencies--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 12002-28 (DLC) 93845501

General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a35066

Call Number: LC-USW36-195

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  1. jdavis417 103 months ago | reply

    Title: The Jugger-not
    OR
    A Titanic Workforce

  2. jsliedtke 98 months ago | reply

    I'm not exactly sure, but I think this is the airdock that Goodyear currently uses to house their blimps.

  3. Tim Fitzwater 92 months ago | reply

    No its not. It is now owned by Lockheed Martin who is building a high altitude airship for the military.
    Goodyear built a few dirigible blimps here in the thirties and then used it to build blimps during WWII.

    Goodyear's blimp hanger is at Wingfoot Lake in Springfield Township, Ohio - The 'Spirit of Goodyear' is based there.

  4. LelahO 90 months ago | reply

    It was said that the Airdock has it's own weather. Apparently it gets (or got) so humid, it felt like it was raining on you if you were inside.

  5. t knouff 89 months ago | reply

    This was the hangar were the airships "Akron" and "Macon" were built, by the Zeppelin/Goodyear Corporation. "Akron" and "Macon" were some of the largest flying machines ever built, just slightly smaller than the Zeppelins "Hindenburg" and "Graf Zeppelin II", very large, over 700ft long, and all built on a rigid frame design. The biggest difference between "Akron" and "Macon" and the Zepps, the Goodyear ships where floated with non-flammable Helium.

  6. dragon dude [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

    It looks alot like Moffet field's Hanger one.

  7. christianpundoko 6 weeks ago | reply

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