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McCook Army Air Base


category : Military Bases
McCook Army Air Base, activated April 1, 1943, was one of 11 Army Air Force training bases in Nebraska during World War II. Some 15,000 servicemen and 500 civilians were stationed here. The 2,100 acre base included three 150 by 7,500-foot concrete runways, five hangars, and barracks for 5,000 men. The base closed December 31, 1945.


Address: Seven miles north of McCook on Highway 83

Come visit us in McCook, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Frank Lloyd Wright's Sutton House

One of America's most influential and imaginative architects, Frank Lloyd Wright, spent almost 70 years creating a striking variety of architectural forms. 602

McCook, NE Famous Homes

Museum of the High Plains

Authentic pioneer artifacts from the 1870

McCook, NE Museums

Historical Downtown McCook

A landmark of its own, downtown McCook is lined with striking architectural designs. Each building is rich in its own history, providing an enjoyable atmosphere reminiscent of the times in which McCook experienced its booming growth.

McCook, NE Historic Downtowns

McCook Carnegie Library

The McCook Library, listed on the National Historic Register

McCook, NE Carnegie Libraries

Senator George W. Norris Home

Built in 1886, the Senator George W. Norris Home is both a state and national historic site focused on the history and vision of Senator George Norris (1861-1944). The Home is listed on the National Historic Register.

McCook, NE Famous Homes

Things to do Military Bases near McCook, NE

McCook Army Air Base

McCook Army Air Base, activated April 1, 1943, was one of 11 Army Air Force training bases in Nebraska during World War II. S...