Bergstrom Air Force Base [aerial view]

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Photograph of aerial view of Bergstrom Air Force Base. Fog obscures landscape behind the base. Runways and buildings on the base are visible as well as some roads surrounding the base. Bergstrom Air Force Base was activated during in 1942 as a troop carrier training airfield. During the Cold War, it served as a Strategic Air Command base. Later, it transferred to the Tactical Air Command and became a major base for the U.S. Air Force's RF-4C reconnaissance fighter fleet. At the time of its closure, it was assigned to the Air Combat Command (ACC). The airfield was then converted ... continued below

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

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United States Army Air Forces, Photo Section 19uu.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs and was provided by Austin History Center, Austin Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 360 times , with 36 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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  • Austin History Center

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Photograph of aerial view of Bergstrom Air Force Base. Fog obscures landscape behind the base. Runways and buildings on the base are visible as well as some roads surrounding the base. Bergstrom Air Force Base was activated during in 1942 as a troop carrier training airfield. During the Cold War, it served as a Strategic Air Command base. Later, it transferred to the Tactical Air Command and became a major base for the U.S. Air Force's RF-4C reconnaissance fighter fleet. At the time of its closure, it was assigned to the Air Combat Command (ACC). The airfield was then converted for civilian use, with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport beginning passenger flights in 1999.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

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  • 19uu

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  • Oct. 27, 2010, 7:34 p.m.

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  • Jan. 6, 2015, 11:55 a.m.

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United States Army Air Forces, Photo Section. Bergstrom Air Force Base [aerial view], photograph, 19uu; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124504/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.