Orlando in Orange County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Orlando Army Air Base
A Florida Heritage Landmark
Erected 2008 by The City of Orlando, the Greater Orlando
Location. 28° 32.878′ N, 81° 20.72′ W. Marker is in Orlando, Florida, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Maguire Boulevard and East Livingston Street, on the right when traveling north on Maguire Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orlando FL 32803, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. H. H. Dickson Azalea Park / Washington Street Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Eppes-Shine Plot Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); John R. Mott House Site (approx. 1½ miles away); J. P. Musselwhite & Family (approx. 1½ miles away); Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (approx. 1.6 miles away); "Lest We Forget" (approx. 1.6 miles away); Orlando Reeves (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mathew Robinson Marks (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orlando.
Regarding Orlando Army Air Base. Land to the north of the civilian airport continued in government usage long after the facility was returned to local authorities. First as the Orlando Air Force Base until 1967, then as the Naval Training Center Orlando until 1999. Today that area has been redeveloped as Baldwin
Most of the Army Air Base-era buildings have been replaced over the years as civilian airport has expanded to accommodate growing air travel.
Also see . . .
1. Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) - History. (Submitted on April 1, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Former Orlando Army Air Base honored with historical marker - Orlando Sentintel. Wearing their old uniforms and polished medals, about a dozen World War II veterans joined local dignitaries and a 25-piece military band Monday morning to honor a place where thousands of America's "Greatest Generation" learned to fly in combat: the Orlando Army Air Base. (Submitted on April 2, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
1. The aircraft in photo number 3
The aircraft in photo 3 is a C-47 Skytrain transport, the Army Air Corps version of the Douglas DC-3, one of the most famous and recognizable planes of all time. Production numbers totalled 16,079, of which 10,048 were Skytrains. Source - Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_DC-3
— Submitted October 16, 2014, by Ray King of Jacksonville, Florida.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 993 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. 3. submitted on April 2, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.