History Quiz – week of March 3
By Randy Saunders , 50th Space Wing History Office
/ Published February 29, 2016
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Last week's answer:
The first GPS launch controlled by Falcon Air Force Base crews occurred on what date? The first Falcon AFB-controlled launch occurred Feb. 14, 1989. This coincided with the first launch of the GPS II operational satellites, the first launch supported by both nodes of the Air Force Satellite Control Network, and the first GPS launch aboard a Delta II booster.
This week's question:
In March 1944, the 50th Fighter Group (now 50th Operations Group) departed their home station in Orlando for combat in the European Theater. At what airfield did the group arrive April 5, 1944?
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