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  • Maxwell Air Force Base

    Maxwell Air Force Base, officially known as Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, occupies the site of the first Wright brothers’ civilian flying school. It was named Maxwell Field in 1922 in honor of Second Lieutenant William C. Maxwell, a native of Atmore, Ala., who died in the Philippines in 1920 while attempting to land his DH-4 in a sugarcane field to avoid a group of children playing below.
  • Maxwell Air Force Base/Air University

    Maxwell Air Force Base, officially known as Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, occupies the site of the first Wright brothers’ civilian flying school. It was named Maxwell Field in 1922 in honor of Second Lieutenant William C. Maxwell, a native of Atmore, Ala., who died in the Philippines in 1920 while attempting to land his DH-4 in a sugarcane field to avoid a group of children playing below.
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