Westworth Village in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Fort Worth Army Air Field
In late January 1948, FWAAF was renamed Carswell Air Force Base in honor of Fort Worth native and Medal of Honor recipient Major Horace S. Carswell, Jr. The site became a key U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC) base during the Cold War, serving as a highly visible symbol of nuclear deterrence and force projection. The site was the first SAC base to be equipped with the Fort Worth-produced B-36 Peacemaker bomber and transitioned by 1959 to the legendary B-52 Stratofortress bomber.
In October 1994, the site reopened as Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, supporting active duty and reserve units in the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, and the Texas Air National Guard. This base greatly aided training and support of the U.S. Military during the Global War on Terrorism and continues a long tradition of professional excellence in the defense of the Nation.
Erected 2016 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18383.)
Location. 32° 45.774′ N, 97° 25.229′ W. Marker is in Westworth Village, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker can be reached from Pumphrey Drive 0.2 miles north of Westworth Boulevard (State Highway 183), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker stands within Airfield Falls Conservation Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Pumphrey Dr., Fort Worth TX 76114, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Horace Seaver Carswell, Jr. Curzon Place (approx. 2.3 miles away); Camp Bowie Boulevard (approx. 2.7 miles away); Camp Bowie in World War I (approx. 2.7 miles away); Midnight (approx. 3.3 miles away); Herbert M. Hinckley (approx. 3.4 miles away); Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show (approx. 3½ miles away); Raymond C. Morrison (approx. 3.8 miles away).
Categories. • Air & Space • War, Cold • War, Vietnam • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2017, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2017, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.