San Diego is more than beaches, the area has beautiful mountains and deserts and much more, as these aerials show. 

The growth of Montgomery Field is evident is these two images, one taken prior to World War Two, and the lower one after.

In the late 1950, General Dynamics built an Astronautics plant in Kearny Mesa near Montgomery Field.  It would produce the Atlas Missile and spur the growth of the surrounding area. 

Image from the 1960s of the University of San Diego.  Although most of these buildings are still there, they are surrounded by a much lusher environment. 

This photo of Mission Valley shows the construction of the freeway system through the area.  The topography also shows that this is certainly is a valley! 

Further up Mission Valley we find San Diego State University.  These photos are from the 1950s, with the lower one showing the Aztec Bowl, the current site of Viejas Arena.

Brown Field lies near the US-Mexico border and these images reflect the expansion of the South Bay Region.

These three photos of Gillespie Field near El Cajon show how much the East County has grown. 

To explore more San Diego Aerial image, visit our Flickr album here! 

San Diego Air & Space Museum

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