The History Keepers of Kelly Field

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It takes special dedication and years of tireless work to capture a century of history and then share it with the world.

Ann Hussey and John Tosh were on the front lines, bearing witness to the history of the former Kelly Air Force Base as it unfolded and, years later, preserving those moments for future generations.

Hussey devoted a large part of her career as an Air Force historian to intensive research, culminating in seminal books on the history of military aviation in San Antonio, with a particular focus on Kelly.

Tosh, whose military service included decades as an officer stationed at Kelly, has devoted nearly 20 more years since retirement to launching and running the Texas Air Museum at Stinson Airport. There, he and his team of volunteers showcase a vast collection of aircraft and artifacts that recount the history of the men and women who built the enduring legacy of Kelly and other aviation icons in our community.

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