Boscawen in Merrimack County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Air Force History in New Hampshire
Manchester Londonderry 1941-1966
Named for Lt Jean Grenier, Army Air Corps pilot killed flying mail in Utah in 1934. During WWII over 52000 crewmembers receive final training in over 9000 B-17, B-24, and other combat aircraft enroute to Europe. Home of the NH Air National Guard (NHANG) and Air Force Reserves.
New Boston Air Force Station
New Boston 1942-
Initially a bombing and gunnery range for Grenier Field converted to a satellite tracking station in in 1960 became home of the 23rd Space Operations Squadron, Air Force Space Command in 1991.
Pease Air Force Base
Portsmith Newington 1956-1991
Named for Capt Hari Pease B-17 pilot killed in New Guinea in 1942. Second Army AF member awarded Medal of Honor in WWII. Built for the Strategic Air Command for the B-47 and KC-97 aircraft of 100th Bomb Wing. The historic 509th Bomb Wing arrives in 1958 and later converts to B-52, KC-135, and FB-111. NHANG relocates from Grenier Field in 1966 flying the C-124 converts to C-130 in 1972 and KC-135 in`1975.
Pease Air National Guard Base
Portsmith Newington 1991-
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, Cold • War, World II.
Location. 43° 20.083′ N, 71° 38.194′ W. Marker is in Boscawen, New Hampshire, in Merrimack County. Memorial can be reached from Daniel Webster Highway. From I-93 North or South to Exit 17 (the cemetery is north of Concord, NH, 5+ miles from I-93). At the top of the Exit ramp, bear right. Follow Route 3 & 4 West through the town of Boscawen. At the intersection of Route 3 & 4 continue to the right on Route 3 North. The cemetery is one mile north on the right side of Route 3. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Daniel Webster Hwy, Concord NH 03303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Hon. Moody Currier (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Webster Homestead (approx. 1.6 miles away); Birthplace of Gen. John A. Dix (approx. 1.8 miles away); Daniel Webster's First Law Office (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site Of First Fort A.D. 1739 (approx. 2 miles away); Birthplace of William Pitt Fessenden (approx. 2.1 miles away); Gerrish Depot (approx. 2.2 miles away); Henry Parkinson, A. M. (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boscawen.
More about this marker. The marker is one of three markers erected as part of a group of markers and abstract sculpture commemorating the role of the U.S. Air Force in in New Hampshire, beginning with the establishment of Grenier Army Air Field in the Manchester - Londonderry area in 1941.
On July 1, 1997, The New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery was legislatively established. The facility was funded jointly by the state and federal governments. The 104 acres of land was previously used as a state forest in the town of Boscawen, New Hampshire.
US Navy veteran CWO2 Ernest Holm, WWI and WWII, was the first interment at the cemetery on November 18, 1997. The cemetery includes a carillon system, a chapel, a columbarum, a memorial brick walkway, and a history walkway.
Regarding Air Force History in New Hampshire.
Additional keywords. Cold War, USAFE, ETO, USPS,
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