Love Field

Love Field – Most of us have taken a commercial flight from there and never thought about its’ history at all. Did you know that Love Field was commissioned on October 19, 1917 as a training base for the U.S. Army Air Service during World War I and that the airport is named for Army Lieutenant Moss Lee Love, who perished during flight training? It wasn’t used for commercial flights until the 1930’s. These pilots used no special safety equipment and performed daring stunts in these fragile machines that had only just been invented. I don’t know how many of these men lived or died in WWI, but they were most certainly brave! In 1918, they gave a show, and wouldn’t you give almost anything to be there? (Photos – DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University)