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This week in history: New passenger terminal opens at Palm Beach International Airport

Thousands of people attended the Oct. 23, 1988, dedication of the David McCampbell Terminal at Palm Beach International Airport, named for the World War II naval flying ace and Medal of Honor recipient who retired to Palm Beach County and died here in 1996. The new state of the art terminal doubled the number of gates that had been at the airport since the previous expansion, in 1966, and introduced the shopping mall atmosphere that looks “like you’re down on Worth Avenue.”


Palm Beach International Airport in 1966 (Palm Beach Post staff file photo)

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Posted in Flashback blog and Our history in photos October 22, 2012 at 7:40 am.

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