Barksdale Air Force Base

Barksdale Air Force Base


Barksdale Air Force Base

Historien om Barksdale Air Force Base som blev etableret i 1933, opkaldt efter en af de Amerikanske flypionerer Lt. E Hoy Barksdale.

Barksdale Air Force Base

Historien om Barksdale Air Force Base som blev etableret i 1933, opkaldt efter en af de Amerikanske flypionerer Lt. E Hoy Barksdale. Historien dækker perioden fra 1924 til i dag ledsaget af over 200 fotografier. Barksdale er fortsat en operativ base og fly baseret her har deltaget i den 2. verdenskrig, koreakrigen, Vietnamkrigen, krigene i mellemøsten og Kosvo.

Barksdale Air Force Base

Images of America: Barksdale Air Force Base covers the history of the base from 1924 to the present with over 200 moving black-and-white photographs, many that have never been published before.

Barksdale Air Force Base

Established in 1933 as the "World's Largest Airport," Barksdale Air Force Base covers 23,000 acres of Northwest Louisiana and is one of our nation's greatest military assets today. It was originally named for a true American airpower pioneer, Lt. E. Hoy Barksdale, and now has a population of over 7,000 military and civilian citizens. Barksdale has cultivated some of America's best Air Force leaders and national heroes and is the proud home of the legendary B-52 bomber. Images of America: Barksdale Air Force Base covers the history of the base from 1924 to the present with over 200 moving black-and-white photographs, many that have never been published before. This vivid history of United States military aviation includes everything from World War II to the Korean War, from the skies over Vietnam to alerts in the Cold War, from the sands of the Persian Gulf to the mountains of Kosovo, and on into the present-day War on Terrorism.

Airfields of the United States Army Air Forces in Louisiana

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Airfields of the United States Army Air Forces in Louisiana

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Barksdale Air Force Base, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Beauregard Regional Airport, Chennault Air Force Base, England Air Force Base, Esler Airfield, Lafayette Regional Airport, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, New Orleans Lakefront Airport, Selman Army Airfield. Excerpt: Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB) (IATA: BAD, ICAO: KBAD, FAA LID: BAD) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 4.72 miles (7.60 km) east-southeast of Bossier City, Louisiana. The host unit at Barksdale is the 2d Bomb Wing (2 BW), the oldest Bomb Wing in the Air Force. It is assigned to the Air Force Global Strike Command's (AFGSC) Eighth Air Force (8 AF). The 2 BW is equipped with the B-52H Stratofortress bomber, and provides flexible, responsive, global combat capability, autonomously or in concert with other forces, and trains all Air Force Global Strike Command and Air Force Reserve Command B-52 crews. Barksdale AFB was established in 1932 as Barksdale Field and is named for World War I aviator and test pilot 2nd Lieutenant Avon Barksdale (1896-1926). The 2d Bomb Wing conducts the primary mission of Barksdale Air Force Base, La., with three squadrons of B-52H Stratofortress bombers - the 11th Bomb Squadron, which is the training squadron, the 20th Bomb Squadron and the 96th Bomb Squadron. Together they ensure the 2d Bomb Wing provides flexible, responsive, global combat capability, autonomously or in concert with other forces, and trains all active-duty and reserve B-52 crews. The 2d Bomb Wing was assigned to the Air Force Global Strike Command on February 1, 2010. Air Force Global Strike Command provides combat ready forces to conduct strategic nuclear deterrence and global strike operations in support of combatant commanders. More than 15,000 active-duty, Air Force Reserve members and civilians make up...

Air Force Bases

Barksdale Air Force Base Barksdale AFB Location : Located 1 mi W of LOUISIANA Bossier City , LA , about 10 mi E of Shreveport , LA Name : Named in honor of 20 Lt Eugene Hoy Barksdale ( 1895-1926 ) . Lieutenant Barksdale received his ...

Air Force Bases


Barksdale Air Force Base

Barksdale Air Force Base