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Brooksville, Florida: Bunker with Bullet Holes

The bunker was a target, strafed by aerial-trainee machine gunners on B-17 Flying Fortresses in the 1940s. This was a remote spot when the bunker was built; now it's across the street from the local Chamber of Commerce.

15588 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville, FL
Park at the Greater Hernando Chamber of Commerce, and you'll see the Bunker across the street.
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Bunker bullet holes.

Bunker with Bullet Holes

Easy to find and close parking. It is interesting to think of airplanes flying over shooting at this bunker.

[EC, 01/05/2021]

And more fun than typical cloud gazing!

Target practice bunker.

WW2 Machine Gun Bunker

A 30-foot-tall machine gun test bunker sits just outside of Brooksville Airport, and it's pockmarked with bullet holes. Brooksville Airport was developed by the U.S. Amy in 1942, and it was used for training and weapons testing. This bunker was part of a machine gun test facility, and the steel beam above the entrance shows bullet marks.

[Bryan Katz34604, 12/06/2019]

The bunker was in fact a target, strafed by aerial-trainee machine gunners on B-17 Flying Fortresses. Postwar advice: "If you find a munition it is recommended to call 911."

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