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Zephyrhills in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Zephyrhills Army Airfield

 
 
Zephyrhills Army Airfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 27, 2015
1. Zephyrhills Army Airfield Marker
Inscription.  Constructed as part of a group of state and WPA projects, major expansion of the airfield began in 1941 when it became home to U.S. Army Air Corps training facilities in preparation for WWII. It was in full operation by 1943, providing advanced fighter pilot training to air crews destined for service in Europe.

After the war, Zephyrhills Army Airfield was transferred to civilian municipal service, including residences, a school, medical offices and Civil Air Patrol headquarters.

This building is the last of approximately 30 local war-time barracks structures.
 
Erected 1998 by Pasco County Board of County Commissioners and Pasco County Historical Preservation Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II.
 
Location. 28° 13.839′ N, 82° 9.814′ W. Marker is in Zephyrhills, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker is on South Avenue, 0.2 miles east of Airport Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the wall of the Zephyrhills
Soldier memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 27, 2015
2. Soldier memorial
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Airport Barracks Museum of Military History. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 39444 South Avenue, Zephyrhills FL 33542, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Harsh Green Desert (approx. 0.3 miles away); Zephyrhills Railroad Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Zephyrhills Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); GAR Hall (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oakside Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hercules Powder Company Camp #39 (approx. 2 miles away); The Tucker Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Pasadena Church (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zephyrhills.
 
Zephyrhills Army Airfield Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 27, 2015
3. Zephyrhills Army Airfield Barracks
Zephyrhills Airport Barracks Museum of Military History Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 27, 2015
4. Zephyrhills Airport Barracks Museum of Military History Entrance Sign
Zephyrhills Army Airfield plane image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 27, 2015
5. Zephyrhills Army Airfield plane
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 12, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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