80 years ago today - Nov 7, 1940

Hill [Airforce Base] became operational and served throughout the war as a major repair and supply depot for the Army Air Forces. At its largest, Hill Field employed 15,000 civilians, 6,000 military, and several thousand POWs, making it the largest employer in the state.

[Utah History Encyclopedia: World War II, http://www.uen.org/utah_history_encyclopedia/]

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