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[IHB] On this Day: Grissom Base opened
Start Date: 7/1/2012 All Day
End Date: 7/1/2012
Entry Description
On this day in Indiana History, 1942, Bunker Hill Naval Air Station opened.  It served as a training base for naval pilots; on May 12, 1968, the named was changed to Grissom, after Virgil  I. "Gus" Grissom of Mitchell, Indiana, and one of the first  U. S. astronauts.
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Name: Indiana Historical Bureau
Phone: 317-232-2535
Email: ihb@history.in.gov
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  • Hoosier History
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    Historical Bureau, Indiana

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