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Eaker Air Force Base

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Eaker Air Force Base
Blytheville Air Force Base
Blytheville Army Airfield
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Part of Strategic Air Command/Tactical Air Command
Blytheville, Arkansas
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USGS 2006 airphoto
Eaker AFB is located in Arkansas
Eaker AFB
Eaker AFB
Coordinates 35°57′52″N 89°56′38″W / 35.96444°N 89.94389°W / 35.96444; -89.94389
Type Air Force Base
Site information
Controlled by 461st Bombardment Wing (1956–1958)
97th Bombardment Wing (1959–1991)
Site history
Built 1942
In use 1942–1946, 1953–1992

Eaker Air Force Base was a United States Air Force base from 1942 until it closed in 1992. It was located 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of Blytheville, Arkansas. The facility is now operated as the Arkansas International Airport.

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Contents

Previous names

  • Blytheville Army Airfield, 1942–1948
  • Blytheville Air Force Base, 1948–1988
  • Eaker Air Force Base, 1988–1992

Major commands to which assigned

 Emblem of the 461st Bombardment Wing, 1956–1958
Emblem of the 461st Bombardment Wing, 1956–1958
 Emblem of the 97th Bombardment Wing, 1959–1992
Emblem of the 97th Bombardment Wing, 1959–1992
Redesignated Strategic Air Command, 21 March 1946 – 1 April 1946

Major units assigned

  • 25th Twin Engine Flying Training Group, 25 July 1942 – 29 February 1944
  • Army Air Force Pilot School, 3 May 1942 – 31 May 1945
  • 211th Army Air Force Base Unit, 1 May 1944 – 15 June 1945
  • 809th Army Air Force Base Unit, 16 June 1945 – 31 March 1946
  • 334th Army Air Force Base Unit, 1 April 1946 – 25 November 1946
  • 461st Bombardment Wing, 8 April 1956 – 1 April 1958
  • 4329th Air Base Squadron, 1 April 1958 – 1 July 1959
  • 97th Bombardment Wing, 1 July 1959 – 1 September 1991
Redesignated: 97th Wing, 1 September 1991 – 1 April 1992

Major aircraft assigned

See also

References

External links


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