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Tillamook Air Museum
Established 1992
Location Tillamook, Oregon, United States
Type Private: aerospace
Website TillamookAir.com

Tillamook Air Museum is an aviation museum located south of Tillamook, Oregon at Tillamook Airport . The museum is housed in a former military blimp hangar, called "Hangar B", which is the largest clear-span wooden structure in the world.[1] Tillamook Air Museum has been described as "one of the country's top private World War II aircraft collections".[2]

Constructed by the US Navy in 1942 during World War II for Naval Air Station Tillamook, the hangar building housing the aircraft is 1,072 feet (327 m) long and 296 feet (90 m) wide, giving it over 6 acres (24,000 m2) of space. It stands at 192 feet (59 m) tall. The doors weigh 30 tons each and are 120 feet (37 m) tall. Hangar "B" is one of two that were built on the site originally, Hangar "A" was destroyed by fire in 1992.[3][4]

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The museum features a collection of over 30 aircraft, this is a listing of some of the more notable:

Aero Spacelines Mini Guppy
Interior shot of Tillamook Air Museum

The Museum also features an exhibit hall with a large collection of rare historical wartime and aviation artifacts including pieces of the great German airship the Hindenburg and a WWII Luftwaffe flight jacket.

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Coordinates: 45°25′13″N 123°48′17″W / 45.420391°N 123.804835°W / 45.420391; -123.804835

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