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  •  Could have been just one person... (0+ / 0-)

    Maybe the Rear Admiral alone. He had clout, and he retired in '71.

    •  Right, It probably boiled down (1+ / 0-)
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      to the base commander. If he retired in 1971, that means he was definitely alive during WWII and was probably even a vet. The mapping document shows a clear swastika with nothing around it so it's impossible to miss.

      Of course it could have been the best design for that building's purpose at the time it was built. We don't really know and I don't know if I'd attach any other significance to it. However it clearly wasn't a mistake and the Navy is going to do something about it. I'm just surprised it wasn't highlighted and fixed sooner. After all that building has been there for almost 40 years.

      So many impeachable offenses, so little time... -6.0 -5.33

      by Cali Techie on Fri Sep 28, 2007 at 08:53:43 AM PDT

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      •  THAT's an interesting question. (0+ / 0-)

        Four decades is a long time.

        •  I would imagine (0+ / 0-)

          that's because aerial photos of the base were not widely available until now, but still it wouldn't be hard to figure out what the building looked like from the air if one walked around it provided one was looking for that.

          My bet is the design was approved with the thought that it would never be noticed and they were right for about 4 decades. Now that it has been the Navy is taking steps to fix it. It's just too bad they weren't thinking ahead back in the 60's when the thing was built.

          So many impeachable offenses, so little time... -6.0 -5.33

          by Cali Techie on Fri Sep 28, 2007 at 11:35:42 AM PDT

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