Military identification card and Class “A” Pass

Abstract/Description: During World War II, the Don CeSar Hotel (opened 1928) was converted to a military hospital (1942) and later (1944) a U.S. Air Force convalescent center. This photograph was taken during the period in which the hotel was serving as an active hospital. This is an identification card and Class “A” Pass for Basic Training Center (BTC) No. 6 for the Army Air Force Technical Training Command (AAFTTC) located in St. Petersburg, Fla. The card is issued to Timothy E. Goodrow, a Sargeant who was stationed at the medical hospital located at the Don CeSar Beach Hotel. The card was issued on April 23, 1943, and includes physical characteristics of Goodrow, including height, weight, eye color, build, complexion, and a right thumb print. The card is originally green in color, but has been discolored due to damage, which is also noted by a tear in the bottom left corner. Ink was printed in black, and information was added with a typewriter and pen ink.
Subject(s): Don CeSar (Saint Pete Beach, Fla.)
Don CeSar Beach Resort (Saint Pete Beach, Fla.)
Pass-a-Grille Beach (Fla.)
St. Pete Beach (Fla.)
MacDill Field, Fla.
military passes
military hospitals
basic training (military education)
Army Air Forces (U.S.)
St. Pete Beach, Pinellas, Florida