Lat 30°29′22″N Long 086°32′32″W Located approximately three miles southwest of Valparaiso, Florida in Okaloosa County, Florida.
During World War II, known as Eglin Field. Based the US Army Proving Grounds. At least three captured enemy aircraft were tested and displayed at Eglin Field. During early 1944, A6M3 Model 32 Zero (hybrid from several wrecks) was at Eglin until transfered to Wright Field.
During 1943, A6M2 Model 21 Zero 3372 Tail V-172 arrived at Eglin. During 1945, A6M5 Model 52 Zero 4340 was at Eglin.
Know as Eglin Air Force Base or Eglin AFB. Airport codes: IATA: VPS – ICAO: KVPS – FAA LID: VPS. Home of the USAF Test Center (AFTC) and is one of three product centers in the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC). Serving as the focal point for all Air Force armaments, the AAC is the center responsible for the development, acquisition, testing, deployment and sustainment of all air-delivered weapons.
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January 9, 2018