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509th Army Air Field (N.M.)

 Organization

Historical Note

509th Army Air Field was opened in 1941 as an Army Air Corps flying school and was active during World War II and the postwar era as Roswell Army Air Field. Funding cuts led to its closure in 1967.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Francis H. Bennett World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-00-00-2
Contents of the Collection The Francis H. Bennett World War II Collection relates to Bennett's training and career in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, circa 1943-1945. It consists of primarily textual materials, including a graduation announcement, an Air Medal award citation, correspondence, military newsletters, printed ephemera, three pages from a scrapbook, and an original poem by Bennett. There is also a photographic portrait of Captain Francis H. Bennett in his Army Air Force uniform. Additionally,...

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