We recently came upon a five-part series about the history of Kelly Field, located adjacent to Lackland Air Force Base (JB San Antonio), which is getting ready to celebrate its 100th anniversary, and wanted to share the five-part series with you! Within the series writer Jeremy Gerlach, with the 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office, provides an interesting and detailed recount of Kelly Field’s place in American history.
We hope you enjoyed reading Part 4 last week and enjoy the final installment if this series. Click on the link below for Part 5!
In 1961, during the speed run launched on a course at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the B-58 Hustler bomber blew past Mach 2, the 1,584 mph barrier, hitting a top speed of 2,095 mph. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.