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Historic Hernando Preservation Society

August Meeting Guest Speaker

The Historic Hernando Preservation Society is pleased to host Mr. Cliff Moffett of the Zephyrhills Museum of Military History as our guest speaker on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 6:30 pm at Brooksville City Hall. Mr. Moffett will talk about the history of WWII events as they relate to Hernando County and surrounding areas, including the Brooksville Army Airfield, which was opened in November 1942 by the United States Army Air Forces. Constructed on 2,014 acres offered by the town of Brooksville, Brooksville Army Airfield was used as part of the Air University's Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics tactical combat simulation school in Central and Northern Florida in the early and mid-1940s. It was assigned as a sub-base to the Orlando Army Air Base, with Brooksville AAF being used primarily as bomber training base. Brooksville AAF became the Hernando County Airport in late 1945 and was renamed as Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport in 2013. Only a large concrete bunker (approximately 25x100 ft), used in testing and alignment of aircraft machine guns, and various aircraft parking "hard stands" (also known as "keyholes") adjacent to the runways and taxiways remain from World War II.
 
LECTURE

THURSDAY, August 6, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave

-FREE TO THE PUBLIC-

 
For more information on the Zephyrhills Museum of Military History see: www.ci.zephyrhills.fl.us/Community/BarracksMuseum.aspx

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