American Defenders of Land, Sea & Sky
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  Between World Wars (1919-1941)

Randolph Air Force Base
We watched movies about American war heroes.

Randolph Field (Building 100)
Randolph Air Force Base, Texas

   One look will tell you why Building 100 is known as the Taj Mahal! It was constructed between 1930 and 1931 to serve as an Air Force training facility. The idea of the time was to build a safe Air City. Building 100 is 147 feet high and has a rotating beacon on the tower and a blue and yellow glazed tile roof. It could be seen by pilots from miles away!

  In 1934, West Point of the Air, the first motion picture about training pilots, was filmed at Randolph Field. It was followed by I Wanted Wings in 1941 and Air Cadet in 1951. The Hollywood films portrayed Building 100 as a rallying point for those heroic aviators who flew dangerous missions for their country in the name of freedom.

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