Early B-17 in Oxnard California

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Gary Cain

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Kind of a cool couple of pictures. I figure circa 1938 or 39. I am pretty sure this is what was then known as Walter Field, and in June 1940 the
Mira Loma Flight Academy was opened on the premises.
 

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Hi Gary,

The best image must have been taken after May 1940 - that's when the designators like "12R" were introduced. Looks like the commander's bird of the 12 Recon Squadron.

Cheers,



Dana
Hello Dana,

Many thanks for that!
 

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