Air Training Base Project

Another photograph of the construction of the Naval Air Base. The caption for this one, taken on July 10, 1941, says, "Spreading asphalt for one of the two runways at the base. The runways are built to grade and drainage structures built by WPA labor. Actual laying of asphalt is being performed by contract. Unfinished hangar for the base is shown in the background." The smokestack visible in the background, originally part of the base's heating system, is the only Air Base structure still standing on the UNO campus. UNO hopes to raise money to incorporate the smokestack into the design of its planned Homer L. Hitt Alumni Center.

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