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Creator:
United States. Army. Air Service. Army Balloon School  Search this
Names:
Brook Field, San Antonio, Texas  Search this
Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin  Search this
United States. Army Air Service. American Expeditionary Forces. Balloon Section  Search this
United States. Army. Air Service. 79th Balloon Company  Search this
United States. Army. Air Service. Army Balloon School -- Fort Omaha, Neb.  Search this
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces  Search this
Rogers, Henry  Search this
Extent:
0.66 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
[no year]
Scope and Contents:
This photo album consists of about 60 photographs documenting the activities and training at Fort Omaha, Nebraska, in 1918. Included are photographs of observation balloons from the 79th Balloon Company and Major Henry Rogers, Wing Commander. There are also views from the air and on the field of balloons and men, from Brook Field, San Antonio, Texas, Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin, and Fort Omaha, Nebraska.
Biographical / Historical:
Fort Omaha became the site of America's first military balloon school when the Fort was reactivated in 1916 as the Balloon Section of the American Expeditionary Force, known as the Fort Omaha Balloon School. Captain Chandler, pilot of the first 1909 flight, was named the Commanding Officer.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information., Gift, unknown, XXXX-0276, not NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Flight training  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0276
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0276