4 December 2001
11. NMSA - Non Munitions Storage Area (meaning, non-nuclear).
12. SPS headquarters sign
13. RAF Bentwaters control tower.
Round the back of "Phase row"
15. (Locked) door to FMS.
16. Back of FMS
17. Behind "Phase Row" - general view, west. Egress Shop in the background.
18. Rear of "Phase Row" - general view, east.
19. Front door, exterior, hangar 74.
20. Hangar 74 - Interior, north side
21. Hangar 74 - North side
22. Hangar 74 - Interior, looking east
23. Hangar 74 - Interior south side
24. Hangar 74 - Sign over Non Destructive Inspection, on south wall
25. Hangar 74 - How to park 'planes, and fire actions. Sign on the inside of front door.
Fabrication shops, adjoining Hangar 74
26. Cartoon wall painting of A-10 Warthog.
27. Cartoon wall painting of A-10 Warthog. Detail showing date February 1980.
28. Cartoon wall painting of A-10 Warthog. Detail showing artist's name R Cushman..
In December 2002, Robert (Bob) Cushman, the artist of this fine caricature of the Warthog, contacted Linn Barringer. Some of Bob's memories have been added to the 2002 Memories page.
29. The black room - explanation below.
In January 2003, Bob solved the "black room" question (and the answer to the room nearby this one, with explosion proof lighting - no photo). Bob says:
"...I believe the room you are referring to is the welding shop. The windows would have been blacked out in order to prevent passers-by from harming their eyes from the welding operations. The exhaust pipes were to take the welding fumes outside. Also, the other room with the explosive proof lights was the fiberglass repair facility. At the time when they built the fiberglass facility, it was the only fully approved facility of its kind in the UK."
Brian Smith added...
welding shop in hangar 74 was originally painted
white with brown on the lower portion of the wall.
When MSgt Timothy Pell arrived to the shop in late
1989, our first duty was to paint the whole shop
black. As you can see we were overruled by upper
management. We had to leave the ceiling white.
The reason the shop was painted black was to cut down on the glare from welding.
RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge '88-91