This Eerie And Fantastic Footage Takes You Inside Oregon’s Abandoned WWII Radar Station
During World War II, 16 million Americans served in the Armed Forces. While most of those brave men and women fought and served overseas, many Oregonians served right here, patrolling the coastline, and monitoring enemy communications. There are still several remnants of the war here on the Oregon Coast, including an abandoned WWII radar station at Cape Meares.
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If you’re interested in WWII history, you’ll want to visit Fort Stevens, which was attacked by a Japanese submarine in 1942. You can also visit this huge blimp hangar at the Tillamook Air Musuem.
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
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