Friday, July 2, 2010

Bombing Range in Mitchell County?

A practice bombing range in Mitchell County? Yes there was, beginning in 1943, planes from Big Spring Air Base flew over the area to sharpen their skills. The Range was closed after the War and the Army Corps of Engineers is checking out bombing ranges across the U.S. looking for any possible dangerous munitions.
Left to right, Lauren Johnson, Geologist for Parsons, the firm contracted with by the Army Corps of Engineers, along with Sheriff Patrick Toombes, County Judge Ray Mayo and Mark Simmons, of the Army Corps of Engineers.