Brigadier General Robert Fallagant Travis, Travis Air Force Base

The Travis Air Force Base

The Travis Air Force Base is named after Brigadier General Robert Fallagant Travis.

During World War II, Eleanor Roosevelt took the Consairways from Travis Air Force Base to the Pacific front of the war, against Japan, to boost troop morale.

During World War II the British utilized model airplanes to show airmen the gunnery range of their aircraft and that of enemy aircraft. Eventually, Americans adopted the British methods and developed a method to create plastic models of airplanes to be used for military training.

Author’s Note:

Author Philip Andrew Hamilton recieved a partical tour of the base from John Takeuchi, a Travis Air Force Heritage Center volunteer who used to be interned at a Japanese American camp in Arkansas south of Little Rock.