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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.


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, 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.


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
Military aircraft at 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 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.


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.


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.


Topeka Army Air Field in Topeka, Kansas

Topeka Army Air Field in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1942
Twenty-one photographs showing airmen and buildings at the Topeka Army Air Field in Topeka, Kansas. During World War II, the facility was known as Topeka Army Air Field and was used as a United States Army Air Forces Second Air Force training field. On June 10, 1949, Topeka Army Air Field was renamed Forbes Air Force Base.


You asked about Topeka

You asked about Topeka
Creator: Topeka Chamber of Commerce
Date: Between 1965 and 1967
This film promotes Topeka, Kansas, as a prosperous government, business, and cultural center, and encourages viewers to move to Topeka. The film highlights many aspects of the community including government and public services, business and industry, agriculture, education, hospitals, churches and entertainment. It showcases the Westboro neighborhood; Kansas Avenue; Gage Park; the State Capitol and the legislature; Cyrus Holiday and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad; Goodyear Tire Co.; Dupont; Forbes Air Force base; Lake Shawnee; Washburn University; the Topeka Public Library; the Kansas History Museum; Topeka and Topeka West high schools; the Veterans Hospital; Karl Menninger and the Menninger Foundation; and the State Hospital among other aspects of the city.


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