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Hi  Mr. Horrell,

You and I  did Q&A before. My father was inducted into the U.S. Army 5 March 1942 in Scott Field, Illinois. He was stationed on the West Coast  in 1942 at Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington before he was sent to the New Guinea campaign before being sent to New Guinea in the Pacific Theatre Campaign on 6 April 1944 and arrived on 20 April 1944, somewhere in the Pacific. He served there until 5 Dec 1945 and arrived in the USA 23 Dec 1945 and received a Honorable Discharge 1 January 1946 at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri  .

He was in the US Army HQ 214th AAA Gp.

Can you tell me anything about Boeing Field. ?   My father has a picture of him there and has Boeing Field written on the back. That would have to be in 1942.

Marianne Dillow

Dear Ms.,
       I acknowledge your question.  In it you typed "Can you tell me anything about Boeing Field"?  During the 1920s King County, Washington State built an airport south of Seattle on a reclaimed flood plane of the Duwamish River & named it King County Airport.  It had two hangars, one civilian & the other utilized by Boeing Aircraft Company.
       Boeing Aircraft Company prospered, & in 1930 the airport was renamed Boeing Field.  During the decade Boeing Aircraft expanded its facility on the west side of the Field, while civilian activities gravitated to the east side of the Field.  During WW 2, all civilian activities at Boeing Field moved to a new facility half-way between Seattle & Tacoma.  
       The AAF presence at Boeing Field during WW 2 was the Air Technical Service Command & the Air Transport Command.  The Field served as a port of aerial embarkation & had a large air freight terminal.
       There is a museum at the location, the following is the contact information:

Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way South
 Seattle   WA   98108

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