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Eglin AFB in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Historic Aerospace Site

Eglin Air Force Base

 
 
Historic Aerospace Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 26, 2017
1. Historic Aerospace Site Marker
Inscription.  
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Historic Aerospace Site
Eglin Air Force Base
The Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Base, activated 14 Jun 1935 under command of Capt Arnold H. Rich, was renamed Eglin Field in 1937 for Lt Col Frederick I. Eglin, U.S. Air Corps. The first missions of Eglin were to provide both bombing and gunnery training for new pilots and testing of Army Air Corps aircraft and other systems. Eglinís dual role of training and testing continued through World War II, with the establishment of the Air Corps Specialized Flying School and the Air Proving Ground Command. Today, Eglin continues to provide state-of-the-art munitions testing, personnel training and other combat support capabilities for the Air Force, DOD, industry and U.S. allies.
2009

 
Erected 2009.
 
Location. 30° 27.98′ N, 86° 33.675′ W. Marker is in Eglin AFB, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Pinchot Road (State Road 99) and Museum Drive
Historic Aerospace Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 26, 2017
2. Historic Aerospace Site Marker
, on the right when traveling south. Located at the Air Force Armament Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Museum Drive, Eglin AFB FL 32542, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Faithful Partner – Guardian of the Night (a few steps from this marker); Mac Baker (a few steps from this marker); Combat Wounded Veterans (a few steps from this marker); GBU-43/B MOAB (within shouting distance of this marker); Doolittle Raiders (within shouting distance of this marker); B-25 Mitchell (within shouting distance of this marker); Bernard A. Schriever Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); UH-1 Iroquois (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eglin AFB.
 
Also see . . .
1. Air Force Armament Museum. (Submitted on April 7, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Air Force Armament Museum on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 7, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Historic AviationMilitary
 
The Air Force Armament Museum image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 26, 2017
3. The Air Force Armament Museum
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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