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Location DB > United States > Massachusetts > Amherst > Westover PACCS Facility
Westover PACCS Facility
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created by fopjn01 on 4/15/2005 8:34 PM
last modified by fopjn01 on 2/22/2007 3:10 AM
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The actual name is "Post Attack Command and Control System". Numerous vents dot the side of the mountain behind the bunker. The remains of an antenna are at the summit. Some of the concrete entrances and bunkers on top of the mounds have doors and windows which are welded shut. The building is currently active,and is the home of the UMass Amherst library depository. There are several other large mounds in the vicinity, all with ventilation. This suggests a tunnel network below ground, with multiple rooms. One has to assume that the military was prepared to spend time here if needed. The buildings, entrances, and access road are set up to be defended easily. The web links below have some photos from the cold war era.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Active
Accessibility: Easy (outside), Difficult (inside)
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
Military Rd.
Amherst, Massachusetts
United States
Owner: Amherst College
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     Interesting Features
    In the event of nuclear attack on Westover Airforce Base, the CIC was to be moved to this location. The bunker is on the other side of Taylor Notch, buried into the side of the mountain. Even if Westover was vaporized, along with most of the Pioneer valley, combat operations could continue.
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  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1940
    Closed: 0
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    WAFB Nuke Bunker, 04/2005
    Fri, Apr 15th, 2005
    posted by fopjn01
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    Profile @ Center for Land Use and Interpretation -

    History with Photos- http://northshore....~mfoster/PACCS.htm

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    Aerial Photo @ TerraServer-


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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 2/22/2007 7:52 AM.

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  • on Feb 22 07 at 7:52, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Feb 22 07 at 3:07, fopjn01 made this location public
  • on Oct 27 06 at 12:56, nostra-YOUPPI! validated this location
  • on Nov 20 05 at 18:40, Dowcet changed the following: Owner, City, Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Accessibility, Description, Web Links
  • on Apr 16 05 at 0:31, fopjn01 made this location available
  • on Apr 16 05 at 0:30, fopjn01 changed the main information
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  • on Apr 15 05 at 21:16, fopjn01 updated a gallery picture
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