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History Quiz – Week of Sept. 22


Last week’s question and answer:
On Sept. 1, 1959, the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing returned to Hahn Air Base, Germany, from France.  It’s aircraft and crews, however, did not return until December 1959, for what reason? The runway at Hahn was undergoing repairs and resurfacing.

This week’s question:
True or false, original plans called for a runway at Schriever to support the NASA Space Shuttle.

Responses to the quiz questions can be emailed to 50th Space Wing historian at

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