Adventures in Roadside Archaeology - A Bunker, Bullets and WWII
I‘ve lived in Florida going on 18 years. Just about since that time, I’ve driven by this concrete lump down by the local airport every couple months and wondered, “What was that thing?” Today I found out.
The US Army established the Brooksville Airport in 1942 when Hernando County was a sparsely populated area. During construction , the Army built this 30 foot replica machine gun bunker. Then, they sent B-17’s up and used this thing for target practice.
In the 75-plus years since, the area has grown by leaps and bounds, but this remnant of WWII still remains.