Lt. George Kelly

You never want to be memorialized with an US Air Force Base named in your honor…more than likely it means that you died prematurely and probably behind the controls of an airplane or in the case of George Kelly an aeroplane. English born Kelly was the first US Army pilot killed in the nascent US Army Air Corps during a training flight at Ft Sam Houston on May 10, 1911. Kelly was killed during his qualification flight while trying to avoid an infantry encampment on a landing approach.

Kelly Field subsequently became Kelly Air Force Base; a cornerstone of both the US Air Force pilot training and maintenance as well as the West side of San Antonio.

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US Army Air Corps pilot Lieutenant George Kelly, killed during a training flight at Fort Sam Houston in 1911 | Drink up the history with The Barwalk, San Antonio TX

US Army Air Corps pilot Lieutenant George Kelly, killed during a training flight at Fort Sam Houston in 1911 | Drink up the history with The Barwalk, San Antonio TX

US Army Air Corps pilot Lieutenant George Kelly | Drink up the history with The Barwalk, San Antonio TX

US Army Air Corps pilot Lieutenant George Kelly | Drink up the history with The Barwalk, San Antonio TX

US Army Air Corps pilot Lieutenant George Kelly | Drink up the history with The Barwalk, San Antonio TX

US Army Air Corps pilot Lieutenant George Kelly | Drink up the history with The Barwalk, San Antonio TX

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