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Tinker Air Force Base
Tuesday, April, 8, 1941 – On this day a War Department order was officially signed awarding a supply and maintenance depot to Oklahoma City. In 1942, the new installation was named Tinker Field in honor of Major General Clarence L. Tinker of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. General Tinker was killed in a crash while leading a flight of B-24 Liberators on a long-range strike against Japanese forces on Wake Island during World War II. more...