U.S. Base

The US Base

The U.S. Base viewed from the summit of South West Bay Red Hill.

Between March and July 1942 U.S. Army Engineers constructed the airfield, which was operational until May 1947. In 1957 the U.S. presence returned with the establishment (at the site in this view) of the base and tracking facilities for the Eastern Test Range.

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