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Capitol Hill in Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Pasco County

Florida World War II Memorial

 
 
Pasco County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2022
1. Pasco County Marker
Inscription.  
Pasco County

In 1942, the U.S. Army Air Corps established a training base in
Zephyrhills for the 10th Fighter Squadron, which was fully
organized in 1943.

Pilots received air defense tactic training using P-38ís, P-40ís,
P-47ís and P-51ís. Nearly 500 men were schooled here during
the thirteen months between January 1943 and March 1944.

The 10th Fighter Squadron then saw duty over Normandy
during Operation Overlord, the June 1944 invasion of Europe.

The site now serves as the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, site
of the world-renowned International Parachute
Competitions.

 
Erected 2005 by The State of Florida.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1943.
 
Location. 30° 26.263′ N, 84° 17.075′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. It is in Capitol Hill. Marker is on South Bronough Street, 0.1 miles south of West Pensacola Avenue
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, on the right when traveling south. Marker located in front of the R. A. Gray Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 S Bronough Street, Tallahassee FL 32399, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Osceola County (here, next to this marker); Polk County (here, next to this marker); Okeechobee County (here, next to this marker); Santa Rosa County (here, next to this marker); Union County (here, next to this marker); St. Johns County (here, next to this marker); Suwannee County (here, next to this marker); Seminole County (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
Also see . . .
1. Honors extend past national memorial. (Submitted on November 21, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
2. Zephyrhills Army Airfield. (Submitted on November 21, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
Pasco County Marker (right) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2022
2. Pasco County Marker (right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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