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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."

English Heritage's record description

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Service

Units

People

  • Allen Diefendorf

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 367th Fighter Group
    Allen J. Diefendorf was a graduate of Class 43-J, Foster Field, Texas. After further training in California, he sailed to England on the HMS Aquitania. He docked at Glasgow on July 24th, and joined the 367th Fighter Group, Ninth Air Force. He arrived...

  • 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 | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Killed in Action (KIA) 19 May 1943 in B-17 #41-24483 'Spirit of Alcohol'. He went to Bassingbourn from MacDill Field about November/December 1942. He was on his 17th mission. The pilot (Lt. Baxley) told his parents in a letter that they were...

Aircraft

  • 41-11913 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, SN # 41-11913, flown by Capt. Rollo Lawrence (KIA over Reggio Di Calabria, Italy), was the original 343rd Bomb Squadron B-24D, named, 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs', after the Walt Disney Characters. The aircraft's nose art depicted the...

Revisions

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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