Eglin Air Force Base Historical

Eglin Air Force Base Historical (HM1VF0)

Location: Valparaiso, FL 32580 Okaloosa County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 29.396', W 86° 29.677'

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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.
HM NumberHM1VF0
Year Placed1972
Placed ByDedicated by Mrs. Charles W. Ruckel, Daughter of James Plew in cooperation with The United States Air Force And The Department of State
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Date Added Sunday, October 30th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 548502 N 3373184
Decimal Degrees30.48993333, -86.49461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 29.396', W 86° 29.677'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 29' 23.76" N, 86° 29' 40.62" W
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Area Code(s)850
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 873 9th St, Valparaiso FL 32580, US
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