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"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] The Bomb Group memorial recently dedicated at Pocatello Airport. Photo by Robert McLaughlin. 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
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