(Bergstrom Air Force Base)Following the U.S. entry into World War II, the Army Air Corps established a base here in the Del Valle community on land once a part of the Santiago del Valle Mexican land grant. The City of Austin purchased 3,000 acres to lease to the federal government for use as an air base. Construction began in May 1942 after the removal of homes, churches and businesses, and the first units of the 316th Troop Carrier Group arrived in late September. The base was a replacement center for the First Troop Carrier Command, training pilots to transport combat troops and supplies.
|Placed By||The Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 11:32am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 628602 N 3343046|
|Decimal Degrees||30.21213333, -97.66381667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 12.728', W 97° 39.829'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 12' 43.68" N, 97° 39' 49.74" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9340-9364 Hotel Dr, Austin TX 78719, US|
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