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MacDill Air Force Base

Military site : airfield

Detailed history

Researcher Denny Cole, quoted in The Tampa Tribune:
"The importance of MacDill Field cannot be overstated from a military history standpoint...A large number of crews from the storied 8th Air Force, which lost more than 26,000 men during World War II, trained there."

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  • Irving Lerman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier-Navigator | 387th Bomb Group
    Irving Lerman was shot down in B-26 41-31698 on 2 March 1944. Killed in Action.

  • Arthur Poston

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Killed in Action (KIA) 19 May 1943 in B-17 # 4124483 'Spirit of Alcohol. ' He went to Bassingbourn from MacDill Field about November/December 1942. It is believed that he was on his 17th mission. The pilot (Lt. Baxley) told his parents in a letter that...

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Date Contributor Update
21 April 2015 10:59:39 Lucy May Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, construction date and history
Sources

Basic entry created.
See The Tampa Tribune article: http://tbo.com/list/military-news/altman/historian-tracks-macdill-histor...

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