Harl Pease, Jr. - Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H., formerly part of Pease Air Force Base, takes pride in preserving the name and heritage of Captain Harl Pease, Jr. His gallantry, devotion to duty, and contempt for personal danger as a B-17 pilot during World War II earned him the Congressional Medal of Honor. His actions represent the true spirit of New Hampshire's patriots.

To read more about Captain Harl Pease, Jr., view the full fact sheet.


N.H. NG...A Short History

The New Hampshire National Guard as a militia for self-defense can be traced back to 1623 and the first settlements near the mouth of the Pascataqua River in Portsmouth, N.H. For a short history of the New Hampshire National Guard, including the birth of the state's Air Guard, view this page.

ANG...A Short Story

The Air National Guard as we know it today -- a separate reserve component of the United States Air Force -- was a product of the politics of postwar planning and interservice rivalry during World War II. The men who planned and maneuvered for an independent postwar Air Force during World War II didn't place much faith in the reserves, especially the state-dominated National Guard.


157 ARW Historical Aircraft

 P-47D                     P-51D                     F-94C
 Thunderbolt          Mustang                Starfire

 (1947-1952)            (1952-1954)           (1954-1958)

 F-86                        C-97                       C-124C
 Dog Sabre             Stratofreighter      Globemaster

 (1958-1960)            (1960-1968)           (1968-1971)

 C-130                      B-26G                    C-47D
 Hercules                Marauder               Skytrain