Military Postcards, United States

Shipping and Receiving for the Air Corp [1942 – Keesler Field – Biloxi, Mississippi]

Located on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, Keesler Air Force Base is an active installation operated by the U.S. Air Force. However, it was known as Keesler Army Airfield when draftee Pvt. Ralph Wissinger found himself there in May of 1942. At that time the post had been in existence for less than a year. Keesler would become home not only to basic trainees like Wissinger, but would also train aviation mechanics. Notably, the installation hosted more than 7,000 black soldiers who trained in various technical fields, and many of the famous Tuskegee Airmen completed their basic training at Keesler before being transferred elsewhere for flight school (citation). Continue reading “Shipping and Receiving for the Air Corp [1942 – Keesler Field – Biloxi, Mississippi]”