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Smoky Hill AAF Today

After WWII Smoky Hill AFB became the home of B47 Jet Bombers after the B29 was phased out. The runway was lengthened, widened and reinforced to accommodate B52s and tankers.

It was renamed Schilling AFB and became a SAC base. It was deactivated in 1964 and became the Salina Municipal Airport. Two hangars, the Officers’ and Enlisted Men’s Club buildings, and the non operational control tower are all that remain of the B29 presence.

The above article was sent in Marvin Demanzuk, Radar Observer, P-2
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