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This historic hangar was built in 1942.

 
By GALEN HOLLEY
Staff Writer


   The old air plane hangar at the Grenada Airport has important historical significance, and a local expert will tell the Lion’s Club about it tomorrow.
   Grenada native and retired Air Force man Mel Corley will discuss his research into the origins and history of the hangar and about what’s in it’s future.
   Corley, 64, who now resides in Brandon, will speak at noon at the Club House Cafe in the America’s Best Value Inn.
   According to Corley, the wooden hangar is one of only  a few left like it in the country.
   It was conceived in the late 1930s as a possible training facility for airmen, Corley said.
   The hangar was built in late 1942, Corley said.
   The War Department purchased some 2,000 acres just north of Grenada.

For the full story, see the online edition or the printed edition of the GrenadaStar.


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