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

Airplanes, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Industrial Development Commission
Date: Between 1940s and 1950s
This photograph shows three military airplanes on a runway at the Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base in Salina, 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.


Beechcraft Bomber crew trainers postcard

Beechcraft Bomber crew trainers postcard
Date: 1944
This is a postcard illustrating Beechcraft bomber crew trainers. Aircraft featured are: AT-10 Plywood Trainer, AT-7 Navigation Trainer, AT-11 Bombing and Gunnery Trainer, all from the Beech Aircraft Corporation in Wichita, Kansas.


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.


Le Valdahon, Aeroplanes - taking off, France

Le Valdahon, Aeroplanes - taking off, France
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: March 1919
While in Le Valdahon, France, Hughes photographed aeroplanes taking off. The soldier in the foreground is unidentified. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


Le Valdahon, Aeroplanes - taking off, France

Le Valdahon, Aeroplanes - taking off, France
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: March 1919
An unknown soldier watches an American plane on the runway in Le Valdahon, France. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


Pillow cover

Pillow cover
Creator: Liberal Army Air Field
Date: between 1943 and 1995
WWII-era souvenir U.S. Army Air Force pillow cover from Liberal, Kansas. The Liberal Army Air Field trained B-24 Liberator heavy bomber pilots during WWII. The Field was closed in October of 1945, and it now serves as the Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport.


Twin-fuselage aircraft, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas

Twin-fuselage aircraft, Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base, Salina, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1950
This photograph shows a twin-fuselage airplane in flight at Smoky Hill Army Air Force Base in Salina, Saline County, Kansas.


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