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Wheelus Air Base

Photo: George Craig<br>Members of the 1st Pilotless Bomber Squadron prepare a Matador for launch

Location: Tripoli, Libya

Wheelus Air Base was used in October 1954, June 1955 and March 1956 for live-fire exercises for Matador crews stationed in Europe. Thirty-six missiles were launched into the surrounding desert areas during each annual exercise.

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