“the hangers in Lakehurst were so large, it often rained inside. “
Off topic but that’s where my son was stationed when he was in the Marines. I’ve never been there myself.
We were in Fremont CA for a few years, and as the late Igor was retired Navy, we had commissary privileges. We could choose between Alameda NAS and Moffat Field, and we were democratic...we went to both, just because we could!
One day, before our commissary trip, we decided to tour The Hangar at Moffat Field. My son was about 12, and he was a feisty little guy, but when we walked into The Hangar and saw a hot air balloon at the other end still going up, the railroad tracks going on forever and the ceiling so VERY far above his head, he immediately took my hand and let out a little moan.
I looked at him, put my arms around his skinny little shoulders, and told him it was OK...there ARE big things in the world!
The kids both got B&R Ice Cream THAT day! LOL!
I understand that when the 1930s Navy had dirigibles, the hangers in Lakehurst were so large, it often rained inside.Nah, not true. That was just a nasty rumor spread by Union Plumbers.