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State Archives of Florida
View of cadets marching during primary flight training at Dorr Field in Arcadia, Florida.
World War II
World War, 1939-1945
Aeronautics, Military--Study and teaching
Armed Forces--Training of
Air pilots, Military--Training of
Military art and science
Dorr Field, named after pilot Stephen Dorr Jr., was located 11 miles east of Arcadia. It was established during WWI to support flight training operations at nearby Carlstrom Field and subsequently closed at the end of the war. Dorr Field was reopened in 1942 by John Riddle and operated as a civilian contract school for training Army aviators. It was one square mile and had no runways. After WWII, both Carlstrom and Dorr Fields were sold to the State of Florida for a dollar. The site of Dorr Field was later reused as the site of the minimum security DeSoto County Correctional Institution.
Accompanying note: "Mess".
Chicago Manual of Style
Breece, David S., Lt. Col. View of cadets marching during primary flight training at Dorr Field in Arcadia, Florida. 1942 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/157221>, accessed 27 January 2023.
Breece, David S., Lt. Col. View of cadets marching during primary flight training at Dorr Field in Arcadia, Florida. 1942 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/157221>
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(State Archives of Florida/Breece)