6 Feb 1942

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14 May 1942

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27 May 1942

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10 Jun 1942

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21 Nov 1942

United States
24 Mar 1944

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  • 417th Bombardment Squadron of 25th Bombardment Group of US Army Air Forces, operating B-18 Bolo bombers, was assigned to Alamogordo Army Air Field in New Mexico, United States. ww2dbase [Alamogordo Army Air Field | Alamogordo, New Mexico | CPC]
25 Mar 1944

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24 Aug 1944

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16 Apr 1945

United States
  • Alamogordo Army Air Field near Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States was relieved of its training mission and was assigned to Continental Air Forces to become a permanent B-29 bomber base. ww2dbase [Alamogordo Army Air Field | Alamogordo, New Mexico | CPC]
15 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 15 Jul 1945
“The Gadget” atomic device on 15 Jul 1945 as it being readied for the Trinity Test the following day, Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States.Oppenheimer inspecting nuclear device Preparing the atomic bomb Physicist Norris Bradbury (left) with atomic bomb
16 Jul 1945

United States Photo(s) dated 16 Jul 1945
Atomic bomb Early stage of the nuclear explosion during Operation Trinity, 16 Jul 1945Early stage of the nuclear explosion during Operation Trinity, 16 Jul 1945, photo 2 of 2
17 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 17 Jul 1945
Aerial view of the aftermath of Operation Trinity, 17 Jul 1945; note the smaller crater on bottom right, which was the crater left by the 7 May 1945 test with 108 tons of TNT
30 Jan 1946

United States
  • Alamogordo Army Air Field near Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States was planned to be operated only by a skeleton crew, functioning only as a refuelling station and for emergency landings. ww2dbase [Alamogordo Army Air Field | Alamogordo, New Mexico | CPC]
14 Nov 1947

United States
  • Alamogordo Army Air Field near Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States supported Alamogordo Guided Missile Test Base in the launching of the first Boeing Ground-to-Air Pilotless Aircraft. ww2dbase [Alamogordo Army Air Field | Alamogordo, New Mexico | CPC]
13 Jan 1948

United States

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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