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    Pyote Airfield (Rattlesnake Bomber Base)  Texas United States

Location
Pyote Airfield is located in western Texas in the United States.

Wartime History
Built in 1942. Also known as Rattlesnake Bomber Base after the diamondback rattlesnake found in Texas.  The base encompassed over 3,000 acres.

USAAF units based at Pyote
19th BG
333rd BG, 467th BS (B-17) 1943
Partial list

Today
After the war, the base was used to store mothballed B-17 and B-29s. Today, the airfield is abandoned.

References
Rattlesnake Bomber Base: Pyote Army Airfield In World War II by Thomas E. Alexander

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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