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Keesler celebrates 70th birthday

Aug. 25, 1941, Army Air Corps Station No. 8 was officially designated Keesler Army Airfield in honor of 2nd Lt. Samuel R. Keesler, a World War I aerial observer. Keesler, a native of Greenwood, Miss., died after being shot down in air combat with four German aircraft in World War I. (Photo courtesy of 81st Training Wing History Office)

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