Remembering Colonel Leslie MacDill
Anyone who lives in the Tampa area for long is sure to become familiar with MacDill Avenue.
And the large airbase and economic engine at the tip of South Tampa is named MacDill AFB. But who is the man behind these names?
Colonel Leslie MacDill was killed in a plane crash in Washington, D. C., on November 9, 1938.
The following year, work began to clear an area of Tampa known as Catfish Point to build an air base that would eventually take his name.