Mitchell Airport | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Mitchell Airport

Mitchell Airport | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Control tower and entrance to the new Howell Street passenger terminal at General Mitchell Field shortly before its formal opening in July 1955. The Milwaukee airport, originally known as Milwaukee County Airport, was renamed in 1941 to honor General Billy Mitchell who grew up in Milwaukee. In 1955, the year in which this photograph was taken, Mitchell Field handled an estimated 500,000 passengers. In 1986, the airport was renamed General Mitchell International Airport.
DESCRIPTION
Control tower and entrance to the new Howell Street passenger terminal at General Mitchell Field shortly before its formal opening in July 1955. The Milwaukee airport, originally known as Milwaukee County Airport, was renamed in 1941 to honor General Billy Mitchell who grew up in Milwaukee. In 1955, the year in which this photograph was taken, Mitchell Field handled an estimated 500,000 passengers. In 1986, the airport was renamed General Mitchell International Airport.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:11173
Creation Date: June 18 1955
Creator Name:Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
City:Milwaukee
County:Milwaukee
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Classified File****
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:CF 524
Original Dimensions:14 x 11 inches
SUBJECTS
Outdoor photography
Airports
Travel
Buildings
Cities and towns

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