WWII Makes the Army Air Forces and MacDill Grow Up FastAs MacDill Field's first runways were being completed in 1941, only 8,500 men were enlisted in the Army Air Corps. But by the end of World War II in 1945, over 2.5 million Americans had joined the newly renamed Army Air Forces. The demands of war pushed MacDill to quickly become the largest air base in the southeastern United States. The base was responsible for combat training of pilots and crews for the B-17, B-18, B-26, B-29, and B-50 bombers.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 11:29am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 356497 N 3092006|
|Decimal Degrees||27.94536667, -82.45868333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 27° 56.722', W 82° 27.521'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||27° 56' 43.32" N, 82° 27' 31.26" W|
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|Area Code(s)||813, 727, 305, 863|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 122-156 N Ashley Dr, Tampa FL 33602, US|
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