Images of the Past

Ellsworth Air Force Base - 1942-1957

Season 2 Episode 7 | 2m 40s

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Construction of Ellsworth Air Force Base east of Rapid City South Dakota began in 1942. The base's mission evolved from training Army Airman for duty during World War II, to becoming an key component of the U.S. Strategic Air Command's nuclear defense strategy.

Aired: 02/01/16 | Rating: NR

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