Date in History:
Dale Mabry Field in Tallahassee was dedicated on this date. Large crowds gathered at our state’s capital for a two day event to witness flying demonstrations and enjoy the festivities. The field was named after Tallahassee native and Army Captain Dale Mabry who was killed in a rigid airship crash in 1922. The property was utilized as a municipal airfield until WWII when it was converted into a fighter pilot training school. After the war, commercial flights continued until 1961 when the land was redeveloped into Tallahassee Community College.