You stayed with us for 17 years. Many of you were born here. Your parents or grandparents worked at the base and provided the area with new technologies , prosperity and wealth. Châteauroux cherishes the memory of the American era, the friendship flame is our most popular symbol here . That is why we plan on creating a permanent museum with the many objects from this wonderful period.
Vous êtes restés chez nous durant 17 années. Beaucoup d’entre vous sont nés ici. Vos parents ou grands parents ont travaillés a la base, et nous ont apporté leur nouvelle technologies, la prospérité et la richesse. Châteauroux garde un souvenir énorme du passage des Américains , La flamme de l’amitié est le symbole le plus apprécié ici. C’est pourquoi, nous avons l’idée de créer un musée avec les nombreux objets de cette merveilleuse époque.
Châteauroux was the location of the first USAF unit to move to France. The initial contingent of USAF personnel arrived at Châteauroux on 10 January 1951 to get the facility up and operational as soon as possible. the 73rd Air Depot Wing was moved to Châteauroux from Kelly Air Force Base Texas in July. USAF reservists were being mobilized as part of the Korean War at the time, and about 1,500 personnel were mobilized and assigned to this depot wing. The wing began operations immediately as supply center for the new USAF bases in France, as considerable construction materials were required in their construction.