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Fort Myers in Lee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Buckingham and Page Army Air Fields

1942 - 1945

 
 
Buckingham and Page Army Air Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 2, 2015
1. Buckingham and Page Army Air Field Marker
Inscription.
This monument is dedicated
to honor and recognize
those who served

 
Erected 1991 by the City of Fort Myers.
 
Location. 26° 38.684′ N, 81° 52.385′ W. Marker is in Fort Myers, Florida, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Edwards Drive and Monroe Street, on the right when traveling west on Edwards Drive. Touch for map. Located in Centennial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myers FL 33901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edison Family Home Seminole Lodge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Edison Estate Restoration and Rebirth (approx. 0.8 miles away); Orchid Lane and Friendship Walk (approx. 0.8 miles away); Clara Fordís Michigan Rose Garden (approx. 0.8 miles away); Edisonís “Florida Paradise” (approx. 0.8 miles away); Inside the Ford Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Henry Ford (approx. 0.8 miles away); Henry Ford's Florida Estate (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Myers.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
Buckingham Air Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 2, 2015
2. Buckingham Air Field Marker
Buckingham Field, a flexible gunnery school, was activated on July 5, 1942. The 65.723-acre base was located 6.5 miles east of Fort Myers. Buckingham graduated approximately 50,000 gunners to serve America's WWII bombers. An Instructor's School and the 75th Flying Training Wing were also located there. During 1944-1945 B-29 Pilots trained at the base.
Page Air Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 2, 2015
3. Page Air Field Marker
Page Field began operations in March 1942. Members of three bombardment groups trained there, the 98th(H), the 93rd(H) and the 336th(M). In January of 1943 Page became a fighter training base and operated as such through August of 1945. Thousands of hours of flight time were logged by Page Field pilots in P39s, P40s, P47s, and P51s.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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