|World War II & Post-War|
A number of bases
were created including those at Wendover and Tonopah, where bomber pilots
and crews were trained. The Reno Army Air Base trained cargo-plane crews.
An army air base was established in Fallon, but became part of the navy
within a few years. The Fallon Naval Air Station is currently in operation.
The Las Vegas Army Gunnery School was conducted five week training classes.
Trying to keep up with wartime demand, five groups trained simultaneously,
and a class graduated every week. The Las Vegas installation is still operating
as Nellis Air Force Base.
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