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PostFri Feb 07, 2003 9:14 pm 
Here are two photographs of an old air base in the state of Washington.

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PostMon Feb 10, 2003 7:12 am 
I wonder if that was taken HERE...
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PostSun Feb 23, 2003 5:46 am 
Good guess Kleet, your close. smile.gif Actually those pictures are not very old, I took and developed them myself last Thanksgiving. I was waiting for someone to call me on that, but know one did! They are of the old Ephrata Army Air Base.

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PostTue Mar 04, 2003 8:45 am 
Wait a minute. Are you telling me that there are multiple Douglas DC-3 (C-47) transports just sitting there? Wow I didnt know that there was an Air Base in E-U-Frata..... Good one! TB

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PostWed Apr 30, 2003 3:48 am 
has anybody explored the abandoned titan-1 missile silos in the moses lake area? terraserver has some good images and they all look intact, from the air at least....

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PostThu May 01, 2003 1:24 pm 
My aunt and auncle have told me stories of how they sneeked in there while they were going to Centeral. smile.gif I think they said it was all on priviate land and that they had to climb over a barb wire fence to get in. I may be mistaken...

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PostThu May 01, 2003 1:29 pm 
Backpacker Joe wrote:
Wait a minute. Are you telling me that there are multiple Douglas DC-3 (C-47) transports just sitting there?
They have a little airline business that flys from there to...I dunno. But, I think they are using them for spare parts!!! bawl.gif

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PostSat Feb 04, 2023 8:02 pm 
There was a wing of B-24’s at Ephrata when the war ended. Dad was a bombardier on one of the crews. They were preparing to move to Japan as bases became available on one of the home islands during invasion. Personnel had moved by dedicated train from Westover in Massachusetts. All brand new bombers were lined up on base. Being more or less local, he had his jalopy dropped off by family. He had only private vehicle in the wing. Trade government issued cigarettes for gas coupons with locals. The farmers of course had an infinite supply of gas coupons. Supposedly earlier in war Ephrata had been a fighter training base. So when released did he putt home in five hours in his old T, or to girlfriend’s place in Spokane?

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PostSat Feb 04, 2023 8:32 pm 
My father-in-law - who died 3 years ago at 103 - spent most of a year 1944-45 at that air base. He was an engine mechanic, what would now be called an A and P guy. He was there when WW2 ended. He said they breathed a sigh of relief after Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed, as their unit was scheduled to be in the first wave of a planned invasion of Japan. He complained about how hot it was out there. He did tell one funny story; his Sergeant ordered ordered him and another guy to “drive that deuce and half over to the back of the base PX and meet Sergeant so and so”. There they loaded a hundred or so cases of warm beer into the truck, drove it out to the flight line, loaded it into a C-47 which had the doors removed. That plane flew up to 16,000ft, flew around for an hour or so to cool the beer, then flew back down quickly….and everyone got to enjoy a cold beer or 2 in the summer sun

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