1/26/2010 - Orlando Army Air Base Recognized
To commemorate the significant and rich history of the area now known as Orlando Executive Airport; the State of Florida, City of Orlando and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) dedicated a historical marker in honor of the 4,500 men and women who trained at the former Orlando Army Air Base. During World War II, in the early 1940’s, the facility became home of the Army Air Force’s School of Applied Tactics to help teach combat pilots and test the latest in fighter aircraft technology to help the “Greatest Generation” go on to win the war.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Thomas Tart, Colonel Bill Kane, US Army, Battle of the Bulge Silver Star recipient and Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Chairman Jeff Fuqua stand in front of the new historical marker (above) prior to its installation at the corner of East Livingston Street and Maguire Boulevard by Orlando Executive Airport staff. (below)
For more information contact Carolyn Fennell at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.
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