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 ground training in marksmanship. An area of the property has been identified through historical research and site visits as having been a double skeet range. Double skeet ranges ordinarily consisted of two skeet shooting fields (positioned side by side and laid out in a semicircle) with associated safety fans in which skeet targets were hurled into the air as a means of target practice for the men along the firing line. The items known or suspected to have been previously used at the Double Skeet Range are general small arms and skeet targets. As a result of these previous military training activities, hazards associated with skeet target fragments may still be present there today.
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. The rest of the former air field property is used for residential and agricultural purposes. As depicted on the inside map, the Double Skeet Range is located at the northern end of the municipal airport.
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