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Artifacts - - 1943 - 1945 - - WW II mess tray.
Artifacts - - 1943 - 1945 - - WW II mess tray.
TitleArtifacts - - 1943 - 1945 - - WW II mess tray.
Publisher[S.l.]: Carrollton Mfg. Co.
Date1942 - 1945
Description1 tray: stainless steel; 30 x 40 cm.
NotesThe mess tray with six compartments was discovered during an archaeological dig at the North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines. The back of the tray is engraved: "USN - CARROLLTON MFG. CO." The tray was manufactured for the United States Navy. Dairy farm pastures along the fringes of the Everglades in southeast Florida were ideal for military airfields. The land was level, mostly cleared and sparsely populated. South Broward pioneer Henry D. Perry started his dairy north and south of Pembroke Road in 1923. In the early 1940s, the Navy purchased over 400 acres from Perry and built the North Perry Air Station as part of a chain of training centers in South Florida. By 1943, the field was commissioned with an Operations Building serving as a bunk room, mess hall, and radio repair shop. A three-story section served as the control tower. The personnel assigned to the field were support for the trainees flying in from the main base at Miami.
SubjectTrays - - Specimens. World War, 1939-1945.
SourceCourtesy of the Broward County Historical Commission
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