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Truax Field

Truax Field | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Workmen overhauling the engine of a Wisconsin Central airplane in the airline hangar at Truax Field. Formerly known as Madison Municipal Airport, the field was taken over by the government during World War II and renamed Truax Field, in honor of a local hero. In 1948 after the military left, Wisconsin Central Airlines moved its headquarters from Clintonville to Madison.
DESCRIPTION
Workmen overhauling the engine of a Wisconsin Central airplane in the airline hangar at Truax Field. Formerly known as Madison Municipal Airport, the field was taken over by the government during World War II and renamed Truax Field, in honor of a local hero. In 1948 after the military left, Wisconsin Central Airlines moved its headquarters from Clintonville to Madison.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10998
Creation Date: 1948
Creator Name:Newhouse, John
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Newhouse, John : Photographs, 1945-1974
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, b/w copy
Original Format Number:(N48)4059
Original Dimensions:4.5 x 3.5 inches
SUBJECTS
Machine shops
Airplanes
Airports
Work clothes
Hats
Indoor photography
Men

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