Shaw Air Force Base | Carolina Snaps


Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina is home to the 9th Air Force Headquarters and the 20th Fighter Wing. It was activated as Shaw Field in 1941 for Army Air Corps pilot training before the US entered WWII. Over 8,600 pilots trained there during the war. Shaw Field became Shaw AFB when the Air Force separated from the Army in 1947. In the 1950s it was home to the 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing. Shaw units were among the first dispatched to Operation Desert Shield in Kuwait in 1991 after Iraq's invasion. 

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