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Sunday, April 26, 2009 - Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Elephant Butte NM

Bathhouse, South Monticello Area, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Elephant Butte NM, April 25, 2009
Bathhouse, South Monticello Area, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Elephant Butte NM, April 25, 2009

Spring migration

This is my last day at South Monticello Area campground - tomorrow I start the long drive east to New York.

Night camp

Site 32, South Monticello Point - Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Elephant Butte NM

Norden Bombsight training at Deming NM

During the Second World War, Deming was again the designated location for a training base. This time, the Deming Army Air Base was established east of town to train young airmen in the use of the secret Norden bombsight. The trainees were processed in groups of 500 every 6 weeks, and they flew their missions in the 150 AT-11 Beechcraft trainers, designated the Kansan, each armed with up to 10 practice bombs.

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