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Zephyrhills Army Airfield Military Museum

Museums, Galleries and Archives (State-Funded Historical Museums/Archives)

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This museum is located in a building that was part of Zephyrhills Army Airfield during World War II. The airfield was used to train fighter pilots and other military personnel. The land that was home to the military post was later donated to the city of Zephyrhills.

Military trucks as well as airplanes can be found here at the site of the airport and museum.
The museum is located in a former building of the historic airfield.

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Originally built as a municipal airport in the 1930's, this airfield was acquired by the US Army in 1942 and became a training site for P-51 Mustang pilots. The airfield was home to the 10th Fighter Squadron from 1943-1944. The museum preserves and shares this history through exhibits drawn from artifacts such as uniforms, and equipment as well as items from the time period such as ration coupons. The museum also includes static displays such as military trucks as well as aircraft. 

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Zephyrhills Army Airfield Zephyrhills Municipal Airport. Museum of Florida HIstory. . Accessed July 15, 2018. http://www.museumoffloridahistory.com/exhibits/permanent/wwii/sites.cfm?PR_ID=170.


Address
39444 South Avenue
Zephyrhills, Florida 33542
Phone Number
(813)780-0030
Hours
Saturdays 10am-4pm
Tags
  • Military History
This location was created on 2014-12-01 by Carol Beckett .   It was last updated on 2018-07-15 by Clio Admin .

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