Historic Markers Across Florida



Eglin Air Force Base



Marker ID: FLHM F-204
Location: 873 9th Street, Eglin AFB, FL
County: Okaloosa
Coordinates: N 30° 29.396    W 086° 29.677
  30.48993333    -86.49461666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Eglin Air Force Base


Originally established on June 14, 1935, as Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Range with 1460 acres of land donated by James E. Plew, this site was renamed on August 4, 1937, for Lieutenant Colonel Frederick I. Eglin, killed in an airplane crash. Eglin Field became a separate opening base August 27, 1940.






F-204 Dedicated by Mrs. Charles W. Ruckel, Daughter of James Plew
in cooperation
with The United States Air Force And The Department of State.
1972



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City: Fort Walton Beach, FL