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DUNCAN FIELD. Duncan Field, in San Antonio, came into being at the end of World War I as a division of Kelly Field. It was named for Maj. Thomas Duncan, who was killed in an air crash in Washington, D.C., in 1923. Duncan Field was used as an aircraft-repair depot and was joined to Kelly Army Air Field in 1942 (see KELLY AIR FORCE BASE).


Leah Carter Johnston, San Antonio: St. Anthony's Town (San Antonio: Librarians Council, 1947). Green Peyton [Wertenbacker], San Antonio (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1946).

Art Leatherwood

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