Business View Magazine | June 2019

218 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JUNE 2019 AT A GLANCE THE ROSECRANS MEMORIAL AIRPORT WHAT: A joint civil-military airport WHERE: Three miles northwest of St. Joseph, Missouri WEBSITE: Memorial-Airport HOME TO THE 139TH AIRLIFT WING T he Rosecrans Memorial Airport is a joint civil-military airport located three miles northwest of St. Joseph, Missouri. It was named in honor of Guy Wallace Rosecrans, a sergeant in the 153rd Aero Squadron, U.S. Army Air Service, 1917-18, who was a native of St. Joseph and the only local airman killed in World War I. The current site of the Airport, in an area once known as French Bottoms, is actually its third location; in 1922, the first Rosecrans Field was opened at Lake Contrary; the second was Rosecrans Municipal Airport on the waterworks road, abandoned because of its small size and its dangerous proximity