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Miami Municipal Airport / Amelia Earhart Field and All-American Airport / Masters Field / Naval & Marine Corps Air Station Miami

I've created this gallery to preserve the rapidly disappearing history of some old Miami-area airports, notably Miami Municipal Airport (later Navy Municipal/South Field #2, and Amelia Earhart Field), and Masters Field (part of Naval Air Station Miami and later Marine Corps Air Station Miami). There is somewhat faulty information being displayed on Wikipedia and other websites and even our local major newspaper reported at least three times that I know of that Amelia Earhart took off from Opa-locka Airport on her ill-fated round the world flight in 1937. That was not the case because she took off from Miami Municipal Airport which was located two miles south of Opa-locka's southern boundary at NW 135th Street.

Please visit our Old Hialeah / Old Miami / Old South Florida website's Historical Aviation Gallery http://www.pbase.com/donboyd/memories_aviation_miamimunimasters for more old photos of these airports and http://www.pbase.com/donboyd/aviation for other Miami-area airports.

WANTED: photos of Miami Municipal/Navy Municipal/Amelia Earhart and Masters Field/Naval Air Station Miami/USMC Air Station Miami or aircraft at those airports. We need to preserve more history of these airports and having the photos on the web is a great way to do that. We will return the photos via Priority Mail after scanning. Please contact us at SunbirdPhotos@gmail.com or 305-401-9225. Thanks!

The photos below are a small sample of what I have on Curtiss Field, Miami Municipal, Amelia Earhart Field and All-American/Master's Field: please see our Old Miami Aviation galleries on my personal website at: http://www.pbase.com/donboyd/memories_aviation_miamimunimasters
1929 - Ground breaking ceremony at Curtiss Flying Service / Pitcairn Aviation hangar, Miami Municipal Airport, Florida
1929 - Ground breaking ceremony at Curtiss Flying Service / Pitcairn Aviation hangar, Miami Municipal Airport, Florida
1929 - Guests attending a ground-breaking ceremony at Miami Municipal Airport in NW Dade County, FL
1929 - Guests attending a ground-breaking ceremony at Miami Municipal Airport in NW Dade County, FL
1929 - Students at the Curtiss Flying School, Miami Municipal Airport, FL
1929 - Students at the Curtiss Flying School, Miami Municipal Airport, FL
1930 - the Goodyear Blimp Defender at Miami Municipal Airport
1930 - the Goodyear Blimp Defender at Miami Municipal Airport
1930 - Curtiss-Wright Corporation aircraft hangar at Miami Municipal Airport in Northwest Dade County
1930 - Curtiss-Wright Corporation aircraft hangar at Miami Municipal Airport in Northwest Dade County
1932 - U. S. Weather Bureau Airport Station, Miami Municipal Airport
1932 - U. S. Weather Bureau Airport Station, Miami Municipal Airport
1933 - All American Air Races at Miami Municipal Airport
1933 - All American Air Races at Miami Municipal Airport
1935 - Roadwork at Miami Municipal Airport in NW Dade County, Florida
1935 - Roadwork at Miami Municipal Airport in NW Dade County, Florida
1942 - Aerial view of Miami Municipal Airport in NW Dade County
1942 - Aerial view of Miami Municipal Airport in NW Dade County
Then: Navy Municipal (former Miami Municipal) and Naval Air Station Miami Master Field (former All-American Airport)
Then: Navy Municipal (former Miami Municipal) and Naval Air Station Miami Master Field (former All-American Airport)
Both: Miami Municipal / Amelia Earhart Field and All-American Airport / Masters Field / NAS Miami South Field #1
Both: Miami Municipal / Amelia Earhart Field and All-American Airport / Masters Field / NAS Miami South Field #1
Now: Miami Municipal Airport / Amelia Earhart Field and All-American Airport / Masters Field / Marine Corps Air Station Miami
Now: Miami Municipal Airport / Amelia Earhart Field and All-American Airport / Masters Field / Marine Corps Air Station Miami
1943 - Masters Field (part of Naval Air Station Miami) - former All-American Airport and Miami International (Master) Airport
1943 - Masters Field (part of Naval Air Station Miami) - former All-American Airport and Miami International (Master) Airport
1947 - Miami Municipal Airport (later Amelia Earhart Field) in foreground, Masters Field in background
1947 - Miami Municipal Airport (later Amelia Earhart Field) in foreground, Masters Field in background
1947 and 2007 - then and now for Miami Municipal Airport and Masters Field
1947 and 2007 - then and now for Miami Municipal Airport and Masters Field
1947 - First Day Cover for Amelia Earhart Field Dedication, October 26, 1947
1947 - First Day Cover for Amelia Earhart Field Dedication, October 26, 1947
1956 - Amelia Earhart Field (former Miami Municipal Airport and Navy Municipal Airport)
1956 - Amelia Earhart Field (former Miami Municipal Airport and Navy Municipal Airport)
1958 - Masters Field Course - Motorsports Racing at former Marine Corps Air Station Miami, now Miami-Dade College North Campus
1958 - Masters Field Course - Motorsports Racing at former Marine Corps Air Station Miami, now Miami-Dade College North Campus
1959 - Advertisement for the Drag Races at Amelia Earhart Field
1959 - Advertisement for the Drag Races at Amelia Earhart Field
1959 & 1960 - George W. Young's Drag Racing Timing Slips for Amelia Earhart Field and Masters Field, Miami
1959 & 1960 - George W. Young's Drag Racing Timing Slips for Amelia Earhart Field and Masters Field, Miami
1959/1960:  George W. Young racing his 1957 Corvette at Amelia Earhart Field, Miami, Florida
1959/1960: George W. Young racing his 1957 Corvette at Amelia Earhart Field, Miami, Florida
1963 - Master's Field (closed) - Former Marine Corps Air Station Miami
1963 - Master's Field (closed) - Former Marine Corps Air Station Miami