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Dover Air Force Base … The Early Years!

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1945 - AVERAGING NEARLY 25 CENTS PER PERSON -- in a quest for a dime average, personnel of the Dover Army Air Field had contributed nearly $500 to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, according to the still incomplete reports on the 1945 voluntary drive. Over $110 was collected in contribution boxes at the base theater, while most of the remainder was contributed by the officers and enlisted men during paycall. Mrs. Edwin M. Dixon, wife of Dover’s commanding officer, is sponsoring the drive at the airfield, as a member of the state advisory committee, with Major Handly Henderson, base legal officer assistin