Arcadia Publishing has built a strong reputation for producing pictorial walks through history in the form of their sepia-tinged books. The latest from Arcadia’s Images of America series is McChord Field. Released on July 22, the book boast more than “200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.”
McChord Field, now part of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, opened for business on July 3, 1940 as training base with follow on missions as a modification center, a homeland defense center and a global airlift hub.
Some of the aircraft that called McChord Field home included B-17s, B-25s, B-26s, P-61s, F-86s, F-102s, F-106s, F-15s as well as transport class aircraft like C-124s, C-141s and today’s workhorse, the C-17.
Personnel based at McChord Field have served all over the globe, including regular support of Operation Deep Freeze to Antarctica.
Author Kimberly Peterson is a military researcher with over 22 years of experience studying military operations and culture.
McChord Field, $21.99, Arcadia Publishing. Available at local retailers, online bookstores, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or 888-313-2665.