Rattlesnake Bomber Base: Past Meets Present in West Texas

During the Second World War, west Texas became home to a massive bomber training facility. I once visited the abandoned base on a photo road trip, without realizing at the time that I had a personal connection to it — my grandfather trained there in n1944,

This video explores the history and my ties to Rattlesnake Bomber Base.

The site of Pyote Air Force Base is not publicly accessible, and is on private land owned by the University of Texas.

Images from 2014:

 

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