Buckingham Army Air Field (Images of America) by Chris Wadsworth,Matt Johnson PDF

By Chris Wadsworth,Matt Johnson

for many humans in Southwest Florida, the identify Buckingham is only one extra dot on a map�a rural quarter east of U.S. Interstate seventy five. yet for many years, it used to be a lot more. beginning in 1942, it was once the positioning of the Buckingham military Air Field�home to a few 16,000 women and men assisting the us� global struggle II efforts. Airplanes roared within the skies over Lee County and mirrored off the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico as tens of millions of younger males proficient as aerial gunners. studying to focus on and produce down enemy airplane with their weapons used to be severe to America�s good fortune in either the eu and Pacific theaters. at the floor, vans rumbled around the giant base, squaddies marched in assessment below the new Florida solar, and a complete city sprang up on what was swampland. Barracks have been outfitted, besides shops, nightclubs, church buildings, or even a sanatorium with its personal child ward. this present day the thoughts of Buckingham military Air box are available hiding in simple sight, together with a operating airport that used to be the center of the base.

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