Dalhart Army Air Field was established in 1942 to support flight training efforts for World War II. Training at the Dalhart Army Air Field consisted of high-altitude flying and bombing practice. An area of the property has been identified through historical research and site visits as being a Potential Munitions Burial Area. The munitions associated with the burial area are general small arms and various bombs.
The former Dalhart Army Air Field is located in Hartley County, Texas, just south of the city of Dalhart. Today, the city of Dalhart operates the Dalhart Municipal Airport on a large portion of the former air field property. Former air field property located outside the Dalhart Municipal Airport boundary is used for residential and agricultural purposes. As depicted on the inside map, the Potential Munitions Burial Area is located just north of the airport property and is currently owned by numerous private landowners.
Because explosive hazards associated with military munitions from past military training may remain on the former Dalhart Army Air Field, Potential Burial Area, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recommends that landowners and visitors follow the 3Rs of Explosives Safety – Recognize, Retreat, and Report.
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