Tag Archives: U-Boat

WWII Mystery only a Mile Offshore

During the Second World War the northern Gulf Coast of Florida was patrolled by the Civilian Air Patrol #14 stationed at an airfield near today’s 11th St. and Balboa Ave. Among the members of CAP 14 was long-time Panama City resident, Johnny Reaver. Mr. Reaver’s recollections have been published in the ‘Rich Heritage of Panama […]

U-Boats and the Gulf Front Roadhouse on Panama City Beach

In 1937 Frank Burghduff came to visit the Gulf shores of Panama City Beach. He was so captivated by the beauty of the area that he decided to leave his home state of New York and move to Panama City Beach. He came with the dream to build a beach-front roadhouse that would earn nationwide […]