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How would I find out if the fields east of my place are still emergency landing strips for strategic bombers?

Dad said the air force had sent him a letter or something to that effect back in the fifties. Be kind of nice to know as someone bought it and built a house on what would be the center of it.
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Tastyfrzz · 61-69, M
@Longpatrol yeah, those planes are big. I think they could land but it would never take off again.
Longpatrol · 31-35, M
@Tastyfrzz Reminds me of that wooden plane? the goose something, so big it only flew once
Tastyfrzz · 61-69, M
@Longpatrol I contacted a friend who works for the state water district up there. He has access to air force photos from the period. Turns out our farm
was blanked out on the photos. Talked to my brother. He's twelve years older and he remembers seeing B52s doing low passes. There's a big swamp to the SW of the field too so now I'm thinking as remote as that area is if there was a release of radiation it wouldn't affect too many folks. That's why they picked it. Now I need to find out if it's still an emergency belly flop pad. I doubt they'd tell me.

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