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Last of the Three

 

January 16, 2019

I have related here how our military posts were established. One has been only lightly covered, as I have been searching for an exact date. Recently I found the last bit of information. I have been surprised because even historic documentation I have found even got it wrong! So what am I talking about?

I have told you about the start of Camp Carson and Peterson Field, but what about Ent Air Force Base? All three were started in 1943, but Ent was not named until 1949. It was originally part of Peterson, but was just called 2nd Air Force Headquarters. One of the early commanders was Major Gen...



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