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Dover Air Force Base … The Early Years!

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1945 - GRADUATE OF DOVER AIRFIELD GETS 20 PLANES -- Just 10 months after he completed fighter pilot combat training at Dover Army Air Field, 21-year-old Capt. Michael Brezas of Bloomfield, N.J., who is credited with destroying 12 enemy planes in the air and eight on the ground in 63 missions with the 15th Air Force, visited the airfield to chat with his instructors, both combat veterans. He is shown with Lt. Col. Robert E. Kirtley, left, now deputy base commander, and Major Jacob W. Dixon, right, his former commanding officer at Dover, and now a key member of the pilot training staff.