"The First Fifty Years"
By Lenard J. Nelson,
Bessie M. Shrontz
and Robert Wrights
Requests for this book should be accompanied by $25.00 (which includes the
book, tax and shipping). Checks should be made payable to:|
City of Pocatello
Mail payment to:
Pocatello Regional Airport
P. O. Box 4169
Pocatello, ID 83205
Website: Pocatello Airport
The book "The First Fifty Years" is a history of the Pocatello,
Idaho airport - from it's activation as an Army air base in 1942 through 1992.
It is estimated that over 40,000 men and boys were trained
at Pocatello Army Air Base - among them, many members of the 464th.
The book offers many items of interest - such as the history
and the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner." Snippets of news from the events
that were occuring during those first, war-time years. There are even a few jokes
from The Bombardier, the on-base newspaper of the day;a detailed history of
the inception of the air base; complete maps of the base and surrounding area; a list of
songs that were popular during the war; many photos and reproductions of other
memorabilia of that era.
Toward the back of the book, in chapter 6, are many letters
from those who were stationed on the base to the author(s). This book is a great read for
those interested in our Group's early years.
On the second page is this dedication:
"THE FIRST 50 YEARS is not Copyrighted and permission
is hereby granted that it may be copied, used as newspaper, radio and T.V. advertising, read
and re-read by Mothers and Fathers, Brothers and
Photo by Robert McLaughlin
Sisters and Sweethearts of Those Who Served Their Country and Those Who Gave the
Supreme Sacrifice During World War II, 1939-1945."
Requests for "The First Fifty Years" should
be accompanied by $25.00 (which includes the book, tax and shipping). Checks
should be made payable to: City of Pocatello. Mail payment to: Pocatello
Regional Airport at P. O. Box 4169, Pocatello, ID 83205