Ellsworth AFB: The man behind the base
People visit the Pride Hangar during an open house in the mid 1950’s at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. Ellsworth AFB was renamed on June 13, 1953 in memory of Brig. Gen. Richard E. Ellsworth, the former commander of 28th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, who was killed when his Convair RB-36 Peacemaker crashed during a training exercise March 18, 1953. (Courtesy Photo)