Chennault Air Force Base

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Chennault Air Force Base
Lake Charles Air Force Base
Lake Charles Army Airfield
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Part of Strategic Air Command
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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USGS aerial photo as of 2006
Chennault AFB is located in Louisiana
Chennault AFB
Chennault AFB
Location of Chennault Air Force Base, Louisiana
Coordinates 30°12′38″N 093°08′35″W / 30.21056°N 93.14306°W / 30.21056; -93.14306Coordinates: 30°12′38″N 093°08′35″W / 30.21056°N 93.14306°W / 30.21056; -93.14306
Type Air Force Base
Site history
Built 1940
In use 1940-1963

Chennault Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force base. It was located near Lake Charles, Louisiana.

In 1940 Lake Charles Army Air Field was established, and became an Air Force Base in 1947.

Chennault Air Force Base closed in 1963.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office 1961 (republished 1983, Office of Air Force History, ISBN 0-912799-02-1).
  • Ravenstein, Charles A. Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947–1977. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Office of Air Force History 1984. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.

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