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By Chris Wadsworth,Matt Johnson

for many humans in Southwest Florida, the identify Buckingham is only one extra dot on a map�a rural sector east of U.S. Interstate seventy five. yet for many years, it used to be a lot more. beginning in 1942, it was once the location of the Buckingham military Air Field�home to a few 16,000 women and men aiding the us� global conflict II efforts. Airplanes roared within the skies over Lee County and mirrored off the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico as tens of millions of younger males expert as aerial gunners. studying to focus on and convey down enemy plane with their weapons was once serious to America�s luck in either the eu and Pacific theaters. at the floor, vans rumbled around the tremendous base, infantrymen marched in assessment less than the new Florida solar, and a complete city sprang up on what used to be swampland. Barracks have been equipped, besides shops, nightclubs, church buildings, or even a medical institution with its personal child ward. this day the thoughts of Buckingham military Air box are available hiding in undeniable sight, together with a operating airport that used to be the center of the base.

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