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    Where's the bombing range?

    I've been looking at a map of Florida till my eyes got crossed and cant find the bombing range anywhere near Ocala.

  • #2
    Don't have the book nearby, but if memory serves, the reference may be to the the old facility in Brooksville. Mostly only remembered by old-timers, except when unexploded ordnance is uncovered, you won't find it named on a map. After WWII, it became Hernando County Airport.

    While I think that's the location referred to in the book, considerably further south of Ocala there's the large and still operative (as far as I know) Avon Park Air Force Range, as well as a closed range in Osprey.

    Anyway, its there somewhere. AA knows all, sees all, and remembers all.

    BTW, welcome to the monkey-house.
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    • #3
      I thought it was off 19 near Howey In The Hills.
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      • #4
        If I remember correctly, the bombing range is outside Ocala.

        You won't find the B-17 base (gone years ago and now a few houses and pasture) on a map here in Bushnell, FL either, but it used to be buzzing with them and some B-25's and 26's and P-38's & 47's so I hear. Still see some of the metal grid runway (too sandy I guess here) scattered here and there.
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        • #5
          I knew about the one in Avon Park/ Sebring.
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          • #6
            Here's a list (Wikipedia, though) of Army Air Force Airfields in Florida.
            "“The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.” – Thomas Paine

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            • #7
              The range is called Pinecastle naval bombing range on highway 19 just south of highway 40 in the Ocala Forest. you'll find it on Google Earth.
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              • #8
                I have an old map from when I used to live in Jacksonville.

                I've been to the prison a few times as a guest Chaplin. Didn't get to do much sight seeing.



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                • #9
                  Now I wonder who 'FRED' is/was?
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                  • #10
                    She's a fan Kick that threw her name in the hat when I asked.
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                    • #11
                      No, sorry for the confusion. As I zoom into Pincastle on Google Maps/Earth, not only is there "GO USN" spelled out, but so is "FRED".
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                        • #13
                          Who is Fred?


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                          • #14
                            That was my question .
                            Defund the Media !

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                            • #15
                              Here's a link to the bombing range on Google Maps:

                              https://goo.gl/maps/ryXoGCGBmJz

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