Smith Field Airport (SMD)

Smith Field is the only site in Fort Wayne or Allen County where aviation has occurred consistently from the barnstorming period. Its origins as an airfield can be traced to 1919.

In January of 1944, Hangar #2 was leased by the Aviation Packaging Company. This company had a contract with the U.S. Navy to assist with the production of the Interstate Aircraft TDR-1 Assault Drone, an unmanned twin-engine aircraft that could be crashed into enemy targets to deliver a 2,000-pound bomb. This was probably the US's first cruise
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