Colonel Michael Norman Wright McCoy and Mayor J. Rolfe Davis at Pinecastle Air Force Base

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Title

Colonel Michael Norman Wright McCoy and Mayor J. Rolfe Davis at Pinecastle Air Force Base

Alternative Title

Col. McCoy and Mayor Davis at Pinecastle AFB

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Air Force

Description

Colonel Michael Norman Wright McCoy (1905-1957), commanding officer of Pinecastle Air Force Base, with J. Rolfe Davis (1904-1988), who served as Mayor of Orlando from 1953 to 1956, at Pinecastle AFB in Orlando, Florida. Col. McCoy died in a flight demonstration of a Boeing B-47 Stratojet. The bomber had a faulty wing and crashed north of Orlando. As a result, Pinecastle Air Force Base became, McCoy Air Force Base to honor the memory of Col. McCoy. In 1974, McCoy AFB officially closed. What used to be McCoy Air Force Base is now Orlando International Airport. Some of the base property went to private companies for research purposes.

Source

Original black and white photograph: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1954-1956

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando City Hall Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

179 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Pinecastle Air Force Base, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Orlando Remembered

Curator

Grande, John
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Jean, Charlie. "Orlando Pioneer Dies." The Orlando Sentinel, April 1, 1988. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1988-04-01/news/0030090281_1_city-of-orlando-orlando-high-school-davis.
Spear, Kevin. "What Really Happened." The Orlando Sentinel, October 7, 2007. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2007-10-07/news/MCCOY07_1_mccoy-pilot-bomber.
"SAC Bases: Pinecastle / McCoy Air Force Base." Orlando International Airport Fire Rescue. https://www.orlandoairports.net/arff/mccoy.htm.

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