Lincoln Army Air Field - Lincoln Air Force Base

Lincoln Army Air Field - Lincoln Air Force Base (HM19KV)

Location: Lincoln, NE 68524 Lancaster County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 51.834', W 96° 46.974'

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Lincoln Army Air Field was constructed in 1942 on the former Lincoln Municipal Airport. The 2,750-acre property was leased to the army by the City of Lincoln. The base provided technical training for aircraft mechanics, basic training for army aviation cadets, and served as an overseas deployment staging area for bombardment groups and fighter squadrons. It was one of eleven U.S. Army Air Forces training centers built in Nebraska during World War II.

At war's end the airfield served as a military separation center for aircrews returning from overseas. It closed in December 1945 and was returned to the City of Lincoln for a municipal airport.

In 1952 the Strategic Air Command activated the airfield as Lincoln Air Force Base under a joint-use lease agreement between the U.S. Air Force and the City of Lincoln. Bomber wings, air refueling squadrons, and an Atlas ICBM squadron were assigned to the base.

In 1966 the base closed and the property was transferred to the City of Lincoln for use as a municipal airport, industrial park, and public housing community.
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HM NumberHM19KV
Series This marker is part of the Nebraska: Nebraska State Historical Society series
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Marker Number376
Placed ByLincoln Airport Authority, Preservation Association of Lincoln, and Nebraska State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 5:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 686851 N 4526014
Decimal Degrees40.86390000, -96.78290000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 51.834', W 96° 46.974'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 51' 50.04" N, 96° 46' 58.44" W
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Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4400-4498 W Cuming St, Lincoln NE 68524, US
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