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Biggs Air Force Base

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El Paso, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 31° 46' 51.980088", -106° 28' 48.95076"
 
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     Formerly Biggs Field. It is a powerful arm of the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command and was first used in March, 1916 by the U. S. Army First Aero Squadron en route to Columbus, New Mexico, following the Pancho Villa raid. In 1925, it was officially named in honor of Lt. James B. Biggs, native El Pasoan. During World War II, it trained bombing crews who served their country with honor and distinction. Presented by the State National Bank of El Paso, 1962

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Biggs Air Force Base Historical Marker Location Map, El Paso, Texas