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    • Boykin, Frank

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    • Frank Boykin (1885-1969) was Mobile's representative to the U.S. Congress from 1935 to 1969. Born in Choctaw County, Boykin was quite a colorful character. Wealthy through real estate investments, he was once tried as a bootlegger, prosecuted by...
    • Ghost Fleet

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    • The "ghost fleet" was the idea of one of Mobile's former U.S. Congressman, Frank Boykin. No longer needed for World War II but held in reserve, the first ship in the fleet, the Elwood, arrived in August 1945. The War Department would eventually...
    • Brookley Air Force Base

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    • "Up the Pace, Save for Peace" was the slogan written on this hangar during World War II at Brookley Field. Through the efforts of local U.S. congressman Frank Boykin, the federal government announced plans on July 13, 1939, to put a new air supply...

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