Above: B-18’s of the 32nd Bomb Squadron have flown cross-country from there home at March Field Ca. The B-18 would become a familiar sight to locals when MacDill Field opens nearby in 1941.Douglas O-25Classy mom and dad. The hangar still stands, and the base is still in use today, but is no longer an air station; it is now USCG Sector St. Petersburg.
According to the caption on the back, the photo was taken 1923/4. This, of course, before the airport’s Nazi era makeover. An Udet U-8 is seen in the foreground.
The F-89D (53-2606) is from Thule’s 74th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. This aircraft went to the boneyard in 1960.
Air Corps photo taken at “9:01 pm”. Obviously they used flares, but that makes this photo impressive in its own right. Picture was taken during the Louisiana Maneuvers of 1940. Airport is still in use today.