Fairmont, Nebraska: Atomic Bomb Droppers Trained Here

Lonely historical marker in the middle of farm fields marks former Fairmont Army air base whose members later dropped both atomic bombs on Japan.
Address:
Rd H, Fairmont, NE
Directions:
From Fairmont, drive south on US Hwy 81 for 2.5 miles. Turn east onto Rd H. You'll see a pull on the left; the historical marker is there.
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Fairmont Army Air Field.

Fairmont Army Airfield - Atomic Bomb Droppers

The group at Fairmont Army Airfield dropped both atomic bombs on Japan.

[Paul Casey, 12/28/2015]

According to a historical marker at site, the current farm field was once a WWII air base whose 393rd Bomb Squadron was part of the group that dropped the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs.

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