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Accession# 14.0149RS
Title San Antonio Before a Test Blackout
Description Aerial image taken before a test blackout, looking west along Dolorosa and Commerce. Visible in lower right area is Military Plaza. The Vogel Belt Complex is partly visible behind City Hall. San Fernando Cathedral is also partially visible in the far right corner. Black and white.
Date December 17, 1941
Notes During the blackout, the Air Corps provided assistance with taking photographs and dropping flares to simulate an air raid during the blackout. (See SA Light, 12-17-41)

Attached note:
"From Headquarters The Air Corps Advanced Flying School, Brooks Field School
Memorandum to Commissioner P.L. Anderson SAT Date: Dec. 22 1941
Sir, Transmitted herewith is your set of prints covering the activities as photographed in San Antonio prior to the blackout Dec. 17, 1941. For the commanding officer,
Thurman Bercaw, Second Lieut. Air Corps Photographic Officer."
Collection Rosemary Son Collection
Print size 8" x 10"
Subjects Aerial views -- Texas -- San Antonio.
Blackouts in war.
Cityscapes--Texas--San Antonio.
City Hall (San Antonio, Tex.)
Dolorosa Street (San Antonio, Tex.)
Military Plaza (San Antonio, Tex.)
Night photography.
San Fernando Cathedral (San Antonio, Tex.)
Vogel Belt Complex (San Antonio, Tex.)
Copyright Official Photograph Air Corps - U.S. Army Brooks Field, Texas. Publication prohibited unless credit given as follows: "Photograph by U.S. Army - Air Corps."
Credit line Photograph by U.S. Army - Air Corps
Object Name Print, Photographic
Imagefile 010\20140149RS.JPG