Tillamook Hangar B – 80th Anniversary Celebration

Hangar B turns 80 this year, and you’re invited to celebrate like it’s 1943.

Enjoy music by the Jumptown Big Band and a locally sourced 1940’s Tillamook Naval Air Station (NAS) inspired dinner menu from Fat Head BBQ.

The free community event takes place until 5 p.m. The 40’s themed ticketed dinner, dance and auction begins at 6 p.m.

About Hangar B:

In 1942, the U.S. Navy began construction of 17 wooden hangars to house K-class airships that would be used for anti-submarine patrol and convoy escort. Two of these hangars were built at Naval Air Station Tillamook, which was commissioned in December 1942 to serve the Oregon-Washington-California coastal areas.

With World War II well underway, construction of the two hangars was rushed to completion. Hangar “B” was the first one built and was completed in August of 1943. Hangar “A” which was destroyed in a 1992 fire, was completed in only 27 working days.