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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.

Rd H, Fairmont, NE
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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