Army Pursuit Plane at Machesney Airport

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Title

Army Pursuit Plane at Machesney Airport

Description

Army pursuit plane, taken at the Machesney Airport. The United States Army called their fighter airplanes "pursuit aircraft" from 1916 to the late 1940s. The Machesney Airport was founded in 1927. During World War II, it was used by United States fighter planes as a stop over on their way to the Soviet Union. The airport closed in 1974 due to the increasing popularity of the Greater Rockford Airport.

Date

circa 1939

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

91.122.11

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

3.50" x 4.50"

Citation

“Army Pursuit Plane at Machesney Airport,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed July 26, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/3637.

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