Sondrestrom AB in 1960’s








Firebird Aircraft Commander Gary Lattin (left) and Firebird pilot Jack Cayton philosophizing in Mission Commander’s room at Sondrestrom.  Note large flight planning chart in background.






Photo by Gerry Harris


The bowling alley, gymnasium, base exchange, theater, and any bar, were favorite places to  kill time while TDY at Sondrestrom in the 1960’s.   In this photo, three Firebirds are seen “hitting the lanes.”


Photo courtesy of unknown Firebird crew member.




Sondrestrom Ramp and Tower taken by Nolan Bailey in 1966.  Puddle on ramp is result of melting snow.


Photo by Greg Robinson


World War II Gun Emplacement near Sondrestrom Air Base in 1968

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