1942-1945Early in 1942, the United States Government leased 6,500 acres of mostly brush, palmetto trees, and in some places pine stumps left from previous logging operations, to establish a flexible gunnery training school on this site. Construction of the training center began in February 1942. By June, 1,200 men were working 10 hours a day to have the field ready for operations. The field was formally activated on July 5, 1942. Classes began on September 7, 1942, even though field construction was far from complete. At the peak of its operation, the field was home of 16,000 people and consisted of almost 100 buildings.
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|Date Added||Thursday, December 20th, 2018 at 1:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 428611 N 2946497|
|Decimal Degrees||26.63760000, -81.71723333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 26° 38.256', W 81° 43.034'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||26° 38' 15.36" N, 81° 43' 2.0399999999999" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1776 Gunnery Rd N, Lehigh Acres FL 33971, US|
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