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JULY 2017 FEATURE ARTICLE

Area Military Bases Also Early Aviation Pioneer Sites

(Compiled from Internet Sources)

     March is one of the oldest airfields operated by the United States military, being established as Alessandro Flying Training Field in February 1918. It was one of thirty-two Air Service training camps established after the United States entry into World War I in April 1917. The airfield was renamed March Field the following month for 2d Lieutenant Peyton C. March, Jr. Lt. March was killed in an air crash in Texas just fifteen days after being commissioned, and was the son of then-Army Chief of Staff Peyton C. March.

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