Richards Field, First Kansas City Commercial Airport

Description: Photos and history of the first Richards Field, established in 1922 as Kansas City's first commercial airport by Major Howard Wehrle, Fred Harvey, Simpson Yeomans, Roger Crittenden, and Robert Lester, and named for Lieutenant John Richards II, a fellow Kansas Citian pilot killed in World War I. Description of the airport's becoming obsolete for "modern" airplanes of the late 1920s and being replaced by an airport in 1927 closer to downtown Kansas City, "first known as New Richards Field and then Municipal Airport," and later as Downtown Airport.
Date: 1999
Location: MVSC Q 629.1309 B344c
Collection: A Century of Kansas City Aviation History: The Dreamers and the Doers
Illustrations: Yes
Pages: 116-120
Item Type: Book Section


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