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    MacDill Field (MacDill AFB) Florida United States
Location
Lat 27° 50' 57N Long 82° 31' 16W  MacDill Field is located south of Tampa in Florida in the United States.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, used by the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF). During January 1942, MacDill Field was the departure point for for B-17E Flying Fortresses being ferried via the "African Route" to Java in the Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia).

Known bombers that departed MacDill on ferry flights include:
B-17E 41-2449 departing January 19, 1942
B-17E 41-2497 departed in late January 1942

Today
In September 1947, renamed MacDill Air Force Base (MacDill AFB). The single runway is oriented 22/04 measures 11,421' x 151' surfaced with asphalt. Airport codes: FAA: MCF / ICAO: KMCF / IATA: MCF.

References
Note, MacDill is sometimes incorrectly spelled "McDill" in wartime sources and memoirs.
MacDill Air Force Base - Official Website

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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