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License plate

Object Number: 
2002.1.3481
Date: 
1942
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
9 x 3 1/8 x 1/8 in.
Description: 
Two dark blue small license plate with white embossing that reads "1942/ Randolph Field/ Texas/ 1686".
Gallery Label: 

Randolph Field, Texas, played an exceptional role in the development of the air arm of the United States Army, which eventually achieved its independence as the United States Air Force in September 1947. It was concieved and designed as a model airfield for flying training in the mid 1920's for the fledging Army Air Corps. The completed "air city" became the site of unique Air Corps schools for flying training and aviation medicine, and as well was a landmark in airfield planning and design. In addition, administrative headquarters at Randolph Field, including the Air Corps Training Center, and the Army Air Forces Central Flying Training Command, were keystones in the organizational structure of the Army Air Forces.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group