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Camp Saufley, August 9, 1918

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Photo of Camp Saufly on Santa Rosa Island, across from Pensacola Bay, taken August 9, 1918. The camp was established as a temporary training base in the summer of 1918 where "aerial gunnery instructions could be carried on without danger to the neighborhood." By November 1918 the walled tents were replaced by wood buildings to include a mess hall, gunnery, armory, etc. All seaplanes and personnel, except night watchmen, returned to NAS Pensacola at night. Visible at far right above the tents is Burgess N-9 Bureau Number A-2428. The camp was named in honor of Lt. Richard C. Saufley, Naval Aviator #14, who was killed at NAS Pensacola in 1916.
Title: Camp Saufley, August 9, 1918.
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Name(s): U.S. Navy, Photographer
Type of Resource: still image
Genre: Photograph
Issuance: single unit
Date Created: 1918-08-09
Publisher: West Florida History Center, UWF Libraries, digitized from materials loaned by the National Naval Aviation Museum
Place of Publication: Pensacola, Florida
Extent: 1 photograph, front
Language(s): Eng
Summary: Photo of Camp Saufly on Santa Rosa Island, across from Pensacola Bay, taken August 9, 1918. The camp was established as a temporary training base in the summer of 1918 where "aerial gunnery instructions could be carried on without danger to the neighborhood." By November 1918 the walled tents were replaced by wood buildings to include a mess hall, gunnery, armory, etc. All seaplanes and personnel, except night watchmen, returned to NAS Pensacola at night. Visible at far right above the tents is Burgess N-9 Bureau Number A-2428. The camp was named in honor of Lt. Richard C. Saufley, Naval Aviator #14, who was killed at NAS Pensacola in 1916.
Identifier: uwfnam_NAS_1918_9aug1918_campsaufley(1) (IID)
Note(s): A Project of the Gulf Coast Maritime Digital Portal Project
Subject(s): Military History -- Aviation History -- Naval History -- Gulf Coast -- Pensacola, Florida -- Early 20th Century
Held by: University of West Florida
Held by: National Naval Aviation Museum
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/uwf/fd/uwfnam_NAS_1918_9aug1918_campsaufley(1)
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/
Host Institution: UWF

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