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    McChord Field (McChord AFB) Washington State United States

Location
McChord Field is located nine miles south-southwest of Tacoma in Washington State in the United States. Located adjacent to Lakewood, Washington and Parkland, Washington.

Construction
Built by the U. S. Army and initially known as Army Airfield of Fort Lewis . Also known as McChord Field. Named in honor of Colonel William Caldwell McChord, former Chief of the Training and Operations Division in headquarters Army Air Corps.

Wartime History
During World War II, McChord Field was a delivery point for newly built B-17 Flying Fortress bombers being flown from Boeing Field to delivery to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) at this location.

Today
Postwar known as McChord AFB. Today known as Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

McChord Air Museum
Outdoor display of aircraft that operated at McCord

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Last Updated
February 22, 2018

 

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