AIRSHIP HANGAR: On June 28, 1921, Scott Field was re-designated as a Lighter-Thank-Air station. This led to Scott Field receiving initial funding of $1.25 million ($17+ million 2015 adjust) for a new airship hangar. Construction was finished Jan. 31, 1923, and it stood at over 810 feet long, 206.5 feet wide and 178 feet high. It was said the entire United States Army, which at the time consisted of 100,000 personnel, could have fit within the structure.
AIRSHIP HANGAR: On June 28, 1921, Scott Field was re-designated as a Lighter-Thank-Air station. This led to Scott Field receiving initial funding of $1.25 million ($17+ million 2015 adjust) for a new airship hangar. Construction was finished Jan. 31, 1923, and it stood at over 810 feet long, 206.5 feet wide and 178 feet high. It was said the entire United States Army, which at the time consisted of 100,000 personnel, could have fit within the structure. File photo
AIRSHIP HANGAR: On June 28, 1921, Scott Field was re-designated as a Lighter-Thank-Air station. This led to Scott Field receiving initial funding of $1.25 million ($17+ million 2015 adjust) for a new airship hangar. Construction was finished Jan. 31, 1923, and it stood at over 810 feet long, 206.5 feet wide and 178 feet high. It was said the entire United States Army, which at the time consisted of 100,000 personnel, could have fit within the structure. File photo

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