Depot Workshop WW I

Soon after the United States entered World War I on April 3, 1917, the U.S. Army began to look for suitable sites for military airdromes. Frank D. Kohn sold 302 acres of land, the same land as the Wright brothers’ civilian flying school, to the U.S. government for $35,000. On April 4, 1918, the War Department established Aircraft and Engine Deport # 3 to repair training aircraft assigned to the six training airfields in the Southeast United States, including Taylor Field, located near present-day Pike Road, Alabama. After World War I ended, the depot remained open, although the workload and assigned personnel dropped by 50 percent and went through a number of name changes until it became the Montgomery Air Intermediate Depot on Jan. 25, 1921. (U.S. Air Force photo)

PHOTO BY: Air University History Office
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