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Letter written on paper with color letterhead with image Donald Duck wearing pilot headgear, sitting in a cracked egg and titled 'U.S.NAVAL AIR STATION JACKSONVILLE, FLA'
Another letter from him also for sale, with different DD letterhead.
ARM – Aviation Radio Man 3rd Class
USNR – U.S. Naval Reserve
VSB – Scout Bombing Plane
Postmarked May 19 1943., sent to Waukegan Illinois
Letter nice condition, envelope bit battered and written on.
Paper measures 10 ½” x 6 ¼”
Naval Air Station Cecil Field
The base got its start in June 1941 as an outlying field of NAS Jacksonville, and operations were accelerated just 11 days after the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor. Carrier-based fighter (VF) and scout bombing (VSB) units of Advanced Carrier Group, Atlantic arrived at Cecil Field in late 1942 to commence replacement pilot combat training and Cecil Field was commissioned as a Naval Auxiliary Air Station (NAAS) in February 1943.
In March 1943, the fighter training unit moved to nearby Naval Auxiliary Air Station Lee Field in Green Cove Springs, and NAAS Cecil Field became the principal war-at-sea and dive-bombing training center for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. From 1943 until the war ended, NAAS Cecil Field was a pilot's last stop before assignment to combat in either the Atlantic Fleet or Pacific Fleet. It operated at full capacity during the war years and after the war.