Ellsworth Air Force Base

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SKU:
707323
Military Conflict:
World War II
Military Branch:
Air Force
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SKU:707323

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SKU:
707323
Military Conflict:
World War II
Military Branch:
Air Force

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Page II. Rapid City Army Air Base was constructed in 1942 and used as a training location for B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber aircrews throughout the duration of World War II. In 1953, Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower renamed the base for Brig. Gen. Richard E. Ellsworth, who was killed during a mission over Burgoyne's Cove, Newfoundland. From 1960 to 1994, Ellsworth AFB was a Strategic Air Command superbase containing two legs of the American Strategic Nuclear Triad-heavy bomber aircraft and land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles. 128 pages, 208 photos, 6½"x 9¼", softcover.