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STORAGE PIT TRENCHES
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(1) Small open fuel  storage pits. The spoil from the excavation is thrown up to form a low revetment around the pit.Such units are easily recognized in airfield areas by the rough- ly rectangular shape, the tone of spoil from excavation, the dark tone of fuel drums within them. These are often covered over with soil and sod. In this state they are somewhat difficult to locate. 

(2). Storage Pits (Fuel) Located in palm grove near the strip; crated loose stores stacked in several long rows in buildings area; a log revetted warehouse or armory; and a small paint-camouflaged, revetted storage shed (probably ammunition). The other buildings present are workshops or barracks.

WAKE ISLAND 
Open Storage Pits with ramp at each end containing 8 large crates possibry aircraft engines. A smaller similar pit can be seen at the right. (Note the strongly revetted plane shelters, one under construction.)

KISKA Open Fuel Storage Pits and scattered loose stores. This is an aviation supply dump for a seaplane base that was located here.
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