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Buckingham and Page Army Air Fields Memorial-Ft Myers,FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member crackergals
N 26° 38.728 W 081° 52.365
17R E 413138 N 2947465
Quick Description: Located in Centennial Park in the Ft Myers River District. Honoring the service of the men attached to Page and Buckingham Air Fields 1942-1945
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/7/2009 3:31:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM5H68
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 26

Long Description:
Page Air Field began operations in March 1942. Three bombardment groups trained there. The 98th(H), the 93rd(H), and the 336th(M). In January of 1943 Page became a fighter training base and operated a ssuch through August of 1945. thousands of hours of flight time were logged by Page Field pilots in p39'a, P40's P47's and P51's.

Buckingham Field, a flexible gunnery school was activated on July 5, 1942. The 65,723-acre base was located 6.5 miles east of Fort Myers. Buckingham graduated approximately 50,000 gunners to serve America's W.W.II bombers. An instructor's school and the 75th Flying Training Wing were also located there. During 1944-1945 B-29 pilots trained at the base.
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Entrance fees (if it applies): None

Type of memorial: Monument

Website pertaining to the memorial: Not listed

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