Keesler Field (Keesler Air Force Base)

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U. S. Army Air Corps

Description

This color postcard features a man in uniform walking the street in front of a row of barracks housing at the Keesler Field. Tall pine trees are seen between each structure. The title along the bottom of the card reads "A Typical Street Scene at Keesler Field--Biloxi, Miss." Photographer information is listed in the bottom left corner of the card and "Keep 'em Flying" is in the bottom right corner. The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides publisher information, as well as, indication for address and postage stamp placement. The description in the upper left of the card reads "Keesler Field--Born out of a National Defense Effort, and now providing a finished product--Airplane Mechanics--for a War Effort. . . .Keesler Field-Biloxi, Miss. First troops arrived at the Air Corps Technical School during the summer of 1941. Historic Naval Reserve Park is located on the Field."

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Publication Date

1944

Time Period

1940-1949

Geographic Location

Biloxi, MS

Object Type

image

Format (original)

postcard

Format (digital)

PDF

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Keesler Air Field Subcollection

Repository

Manuscripts

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For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.MSState.edu.

An Airman Walking the Street in Front of the Barracks, Keesler Field, Biloxi, Mississippi

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