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Ellington Field

Military site : airfield

Detailed history

Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base is a joint installation shared by various active component and reserve component military units, as well as aircraft flight operations of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) under the aegis of the nearby Johnson Space Center. The host wing for the installation is the Texas Air National Guard's 147th Reconnaissance Wing (147 RW). Opened in 1917, Ellington Field was one of thirty-two Air Service training camps established after the United States entry into World War I. It is named for 1st Lt. Eric Ellington, a U.S. Army aviator who was killed in a plane crash in San Diego, California in 1913.

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  • Willard Beaumont

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot/Observer | 93rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed on 8/1/43 on TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Pudgy' 42-40613


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10 January 2019 02:31:52 lbeaumont Changes to history

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09 January 2019 13:55:24 lbeaumont Changes to person associations and media associations

My father trained there.

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09 January 2019 13:53:57 lbeaumont Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date and construction date

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My father trained there for duty in WWII