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Contact Veteran Tributes at info veterantributes. Among the original roles of the air field was anti-submarine surveillance, a mission later reassigned to the Navy. A major mission for MacDill was the training of aircrews for overseas deployments, with the first units trained at the base being Boeing B Flying Fortress heavy bomber groups.
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MacDill became the primary training facility for aircrew assigned to the B Superfortress. Early in the s, the Bs at MacDill began to be replaced by the newer and more powerful B Superfortress. Boeing KC tankers were also stationed at MacDill about this time.
However, the close proximity of the base to the Cuban Missile Crisis, which erupted in , occurring just off the Florida coast, kept the base open.