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Air and Flight: The Morrison Field Air Base weekly magazines

On Feb. 27, 1941, the Morrison Field municipal airport in West Palm Beach became an Army post. A dozen issues of the “weekly illustrated magazine of Morrison Field Air Base” recently landed in our hands when retired teacher Ed Sheedy of Lantana lent them to Eliot Kleinberg for Eliot’s Post Time column. Ed, whose father was a Navy pilot, bought them from a local man who’d collected them.

The magazines from the last four months of 1941 are a wonderful snapshot of a long-ago time. We’ve scanned them so you can read every page online here.

Air, August 30, 1941

Air, Sept. 13, 1941

Air, Sept. 20, 1941

Air, Sept. 27, 1941

Air, Oct. 4, 1941

Flight, Nov. 1, 1941

Flight, Nov. 8, 1941

Flight, Nov. 15, 1941

Flight, Nov. 29, 1941

Flight, December 6, 1941

Flight, December 13, 1941

Flight, December 20, 1941


A reader sent in this page from the March 31, 1945, issue of Flight (click on the image for a larger view):

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Posted in Morrison Field August 20, 2010 at 1:02 pm.


10 Replies

  1. I was born and raised in West Palm Beach and I love the history of our great litte town. Is there any possibility of future articles of the Western Community’s?

  2. I was born in Good Sam Hospital in WPB and lived here and raised my family in WPB. My uncle was in the Army quartermaster division. I love all this history. It brings back wonderful memories. Please keep up the wonderful articles.

  3. Ronald Walsh Dec 28th 2010

    I was assigned to the 1707th Air Police Squadron from May 1955 to May 1956, as an 18 year old Airman; lots of fond memories especially being away from home for the first time. Lots of beautiful nurses and nurse trainees at the Good Samartian facilities. The public beach at Palm Beach was the most delightful place to spend our time.

  4. Robert C. Hathaway Jun 3rd 2011

    I was born at 424 Ga. Ave., lived at 5200 Webster Ave. it was 503 Putman road , it was the same house , my parents just changed the address.. My brother and I use to walk down town to go to the movies, the Arcade, and the Palms a few times we went ot the Park theater. our mother use to us .25cents a dime to get in the movies 5 cents for something to drink This was back in the 40s. It was a very nice city to grow up in, nothing like it. Have been looking for any info on a drive-in that was on Flagler Dr. I think it was called Toops.

  5. My uncle,s use to own , one was called SteamBoats the other was called The 1000& one club.. Steamboats was on Okeechobee Rd. the 10000& one clud was on Belvedeer rd

  6. J. Ryals Demspsy Apr 24th 2013

    Anybody remember the Club Sirocco on Belverdere Road? It was across from Ingram’s Grocery store.

  7. David Jan 4th 2014

    Many thanks to Ed Sheedy for helping make these available and Historic Palm Beach County for posting them. Very cool!!!!!!

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