This volume portrays the growth of military facilities and infrastructure in San Antonio during World War I. The majority of the photographs in this book were provided by the museums and military historians at Fort Sam Houston and Randolph Air Force Base as well as local residents’ private collections.
Highlights of San Antonio in the Great War include:
Literally hundreds of thousands of young men flowed into the military bases in San Antonio to be turned into soldiers of all kinds including infantry, artillery, pilots, and airplane mechanics.
In addition to training almost 1,500 pilots, the Kelly Field provided almost 300 flight instructors and more than 4,000 aviation mechanics.
Many of the civilian buildings used by the Army during the war are still standing, though their “military service” is unknown to most San Antonians.
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San Antonio in the Great War
by John M. Manguso
Images of America Series
128 pages/ softcover
Available: June 9, 2014