In response to the growing need for military air defense in the 1920s, a parcel of Novato farmland on the San Pablo Bay was chosen as the future site for Hamilton Field. New from Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series and the local Novato Historical Guild is Hamilton Field.
With more than 200 vintage images, Hamilton Field chronicles the construction in the early 1930s and the dedication in 1935. Hamilton was originally established as a bombardment base of the 1st Wing of the air force. The base that played a pivotal role during World War II as a flight-training facility and was an official point of departure for bombardment groups heading to the Pacific is forever preserved in the historic photographs of Hamilton Field.
Profits from the sale of the book support the Novato Historical Guild, and its operation of the Novato History Museum & Archives, and the Hamilton Field History Museum.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888) 313-2665 or online at www.arcadiapublishing.com.
“Hamilton Field,” by the Novato Historical Guild is part of the Images of America Series. Price: $19.99, 128 pages/ softcover, currently available.
Book signing at Hamilton
Saturday, Oct. 11 from noon to 4. p.m. at Building 500, Hamilton Field (on the lawn of the old headquarters building).
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