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History Quiz - week of Aug. 31


Last week’s question and answer:

In Aug. 1945, the 50th Fighter Group returned to the United States for demobilization. The group arrived at what Colorado air field? 

The group settled at La Junta Army Air Field, Colorado. The group was inactivated Nov. 1945.

This week’s question:

On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space, climbing to a peak altitude of 116.5 miles during a sub-orbital flight of 15 minutes, 28 seconds. What was the name of his capsule?


Responses to the quiz questions can be emailed to 50 SW/PA at

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