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The History of Forbes Field The History of Forbes Field

Forbes Field is an active municipal airport operated by the Topeka Airport Authority. The former administrative area is now used for commercial offices, state offices, and an industrial park. The Kansas Air National Guard also uses a portion of the site. Most of the site is developed, but there are portions of the site that are heavily wooded and undeveloped. Read full history.
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The 440th Bombardment Squadron (Light), a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania unit, flew the B-26 aircraft in Africa, Sicily, Italy, and France during World War II. Based in Okinawa at the end of the war, it was reorganized as the 117th Bombardment Squadron (Light) and stationed at the Philadelphia Municipal Airport. The unit was ordered to active federal service at Langley AFB during the Korean Conflict, returning to Pennsylvania afterward. Read more.
tab190th...The 1st 25 years 
tabBasic Facts About the National Guard 
The National Guard originated on 7 October 1636 with the formation of the Old North and East Regiments of the Massachusetts Colonial Militia. The 1st Regiment of Middlesex is now the 1st Battalion, 182nd Infantry and the Militia Regiment of Essex County is now the 101st Engineer Battalion, Massachusetts Army National Guard. It is the oldest military force in the nation and has participated in all major U.S. conflicts from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam. Read more.

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 190th ARW Emblem ~ Heraldry
 20 years flying the B-57 Canberra
 Service Station in the Sky
 The History of Forbes Field
 The Short History of the 190th ARW
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tabOther History Sites
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(785) 861-4280

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