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Aerial view of Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kan.

Aerial view of Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kan.
Date: July 23, 1963
An aerial photograph showing the south end of Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kan.


Aerial view of Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas

Aerial view of Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas
Date: July 23, 1963
An aerial photograph showing the runway, aircraft, and buildings at Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas.


Airplanes, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas

Airplanes, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
This photograph shows military personal preparing airplanes at the Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base in Salina, Kansas.


Army Airfield, Pratt, Kansas

Army Airfield, Pratt, Kansas
Date: December 16, 1943
This black and white photograph shows the base operation tower at the Army Air Field in Pratt, Kansas. The facility housed and prepared members of the United States Army Air Force for overseas operations during World War II.


B-29s, Salina, Kansas

B-29s, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1942 and 1955
This black and white photograph shows the B-29 Superfortress at the Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base in Salina, Kansas. These advanced bomber airplanes were used during World War II.


B-47 bomber, Schilling Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas

B-47 bomber, Schilling Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas
Date: 1958
Three pilots standing beside a B-47 bomber at Schilling Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas.


Barber shop, Wichita, Kansas

Barber shop, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1955 and 1965
Rafael Lopez and an unidentified barber at the McConnell Air Force Base barber shop, Wichita, Kansas.


Barber shop, Wichita, Kansas

Barber shop, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1955 and 1965
Rafael Lopez and an unidentifed barber cutting hair at the McConnell Air Force Base barber shop, Wichita, Kansas.


Barracks, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas

Barracks, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1950
This photograph shows a view of the barracks at the Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base in Salina, Kansas.


Baseball game, Kansas City, Kansas

Baseball game, Kansas City, Kansas
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Date: Between 1935 and 1943
This baseball game is at the Naval Air Base, Kansas City, Kansas. This activity was part of the Works Progress Administration.


Beechcraft T-34, Naval Air Station, Hutchinson, Kansas

Beechcraft T-34, Naval Air Station, Hutchinson, Kansas
Date: September 12, 1954
This official U.S. Navy photograph shows a Beechcraft T-34 aircraft, in front of the operation tower, following its flying demonstration for the Navy Relief, Kansas Centennial Air Show, at the Hutchinson Naval Air Station, in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Chapel, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas

Chapel, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1946
This photograph shows several soldiers entering the chapel at the Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base in Salina, Kansas.


Dedication, Schilling Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas

Dedication, Schilling Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas
Creator: United States Army Air Forces
Date: March 16, 1956
These two photographs show the dedication ceremony of Schilling Air Force Base. The facility was formerly known as the Smoky Hill Air Force Base. The first photograph shows Mrs. David Schilling, Brig. Gen. James W. Wilson, and the bust of David Schilling. The second image is an overall view of the ceremony.


Entrance to Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, Kansas

Entrance to Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This is a negative showing the entrance to Forbes Air Base in Topeka, Kansas.


Forbes Air Force Base depot in Topeka, Kansas

Forbes Air Force Base depot in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1955
Here is a photograph showing the entrance to Forbes Air Force Base's depot in Topeka, Kansas. The depot was located west of the base across Highway 75.


Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas

Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
Military aircraft at Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas.


Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas

Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas
Date: July 23, 1963
An aerial photograph showing the runway, aircraft, and buildings at the north end of Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas.


Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas

Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1960 and 1969
Entrance gate to Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas.


Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas

Forbes Air Force Base, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1949 and 1959
This black and white photograph shows a flight line of B29s and B50s aircrafts at the Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, Kansas.


General Charles Sweeney visiting Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, Kansas

General Charles Sweeney visiting Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1956 and 1960
Here are five negatives showing General Charles Sweeney visiting Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, Kansas. Sweeney was an officer in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He was the pilot who flew Bockscar, which carried the Fat Man atomic bomb to Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945. After leaving active duty at the end of World War II, he later became an officer in the Massachusetts Air National Guard. Col. Sweeney was named commander of the 102nd Air Defense Wing and shortly after, on April 6, was promoted to Brigadier General. By the end of his career he reached the rank of Major General.


Godman Field photograph

Godman Field photograph
Date: May 15, 1919
This panoramic photograph is showing equipment and personnel at Godman Field, Camp Knox, Kentucky. Merle Allen Benson, who was born in Greeley, Kansas, served in the 29th Aero Service Squardon and was discharged on June 3, 1919 at Godman Field, Camp Knox Kentucky. He enlisted at Greeley, Kansas on March 21, 1918.


Hangar, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas

Hangar, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas
Creator: United States Army Air Forces
Date: May 1946
This photograph shows the airport hangar at the Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base in Salina, Kansas.


Jack C. Davis

Jack C. Davis
Date: Between 1943 and 1945
A photograph of Lt. Jack C. David, from Moundridge, Kansas, and an unidentified pilot standing by a plane. Davis was a member of the 491st Bomb Squadron, 341 Bomb Group, 14th Air Force. He was killed in a bombing mission over Duong Cuong, China, on January 9, 1945.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subjects airports - attractions

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subjects airports - attractions
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s - 2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. Subjects included in this part of the collection are: airports, animals, antiques, and attractions.


Mess hall, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas

Mess hall, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1950 and 1960
This photograph shows the mess hall at the Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base in Salina, Kansas.


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