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USAF - Chennault

Last modified: 24 Jan 2019
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Country: United States    Region: Louisiana

Latitude: 30° 11' 26" N     Longitude: -94° 50' 41" E

Area use / Military Branches: Closed

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3012'52"N 93 8'50"W Former Chennault airbase. now Chennault Intl Airpt, http://www.chennault.org/
Originally built 1941 during WW2.
Reactivated and rebuilt for SAC ops 1951 and became home of 44th Bombardment Wing operating B-29 Superfortress and as of 1952 B-47 Stratojets.
44th BW relocated 1952 and was replaced by 68th Bombardment Wing Medium operating B-47 Stratojets and KC-97 Stratotankers.
As USAF modernized its fleet with guided missiles instead of bombers the base disbanded in 1963.
Note: former nuc WSA at grid 3011'16"N 93 9'12."W

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