Williams Air Force Base

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    1949-Cover.jpgWilliams Air Force Base is named in honor of Lt. Charles I. Williams, an Arizona born flier who was killed in an airplane accident near Honolulu on July 6, 1927. In 1941, a airfield was built near the small town of Higley, Arizona. Major Bernard A. Bridget took command on September 25, 1941. By October 1941, the first cadre of officers and men arrived. At first called Higley Field, the airfield changed its name to Williams Field in January of 1942.





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