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Lat 27° 50' 57N Long 82° 31' 16W MacDill Field is located south of Tampa in Florida in the United States.
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 (NEI).
Known bombers that departed MacDill on ferry flights via the "African Route" include:
B-17E 41-2449 departed January 19, 1942
B-17E 41-2455 departed January 26, 1942
B-17E 41-2468 departed January 1942
B-17E 41-2471 departed middle January 1942
B-17E 41-2497 departed late January 1942
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.
Note, MacDill is sometimes incorrectly spelled "McDill" in wartime sources and memoirs.
MacDill Air Force Base - Official Website
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