United States Army Balloons World War I Album
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0276
Creators:
United States. Army. Air Service. Army Balloon School
Dates:
[no year]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.66 Cubic feet
(1 flatbox)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
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
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.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
No donor information., Gift, unknown, XXXX-0276, not NASM

General
General
NASMrev

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Use
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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Flight training Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Balloons Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rogers, Henry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army. Air Service. Army Balloon School -- Fort Omaha, Neb. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army Air Service. American Expeditionary Forces. Balloon Section Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army. Air Service. 79th Balloon Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brook Field, San Antonio, Texas Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
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