San Pablo Air Base
The San Pablo Air Base was located at 37°24'20"N 5°53'24"W, very near Seville, Spain. The Seville Airport was originally included in the Spanish-American Agreement of 1953 to establish American air bases in Spain. By 1957, the decision had been made to assign B-47s to Morón Air Base, and San Pablo was established as a supplies, support, and logistics installation. "Map Espana" shows the close proximity of the two bases. The base has long since been abandoned, but not forgotten.
Not sure what building this is... Barracks or Hospital?
Communications site 1962
The buildings of San Pablo consisted of "the Mess hall, the barracks, the NCO club, the movie theater , the snack bar, the Officers Club, the hospital, the communications bldg. The Air Police were in an old building near the runway, along with the fire department who had their own building." Info courtesy of John Ryan
San Pablo Fire & Rescue
Photos courtesy of Fred Madden
Below: Left - San Pablo School Fire Drill Right - Fire Prevention Week in the Commissary
Below: Google Earth photos of San Pablo in 2008, courtesy of Steve Marston
If your browser supports Google Maps, using this link may allow you to take a virtual tour of the old San Pablo base, courtesy of Steve Marston. Click on the Xs and arrows to advance and turn:
Below: Current photos of San Pablo, courtesy of Enrique Leal
The illustration pictures below were submitted by Enrique Lgal who served in the Spanish Air Police in San Pablo. They appear to be an overlay on Google Earth. Enrique is preparing to actually make a model of the San Pablo AB. Comments by Enrique Lgal.
(Above) "The hospital is located and remember the equipment with operating rooms, x-ray room, etc etc. Next to the hospital a small chapel with stained glass windows and wooden benches very nice and caught fire while I was on duty. in front of it a building utlizo as maternity after being abandoned by the Air Force, not if before he had another function."
(Above) "The entertainment area, above the theater is located next to a sports hall with tennis basketball, to his right a small building where we had the detachment air police Spanish, on your right, I guess that would be stores, not sure . In the center of the pool to his right was to be the club, I remember had a semicircular bar lined with leather and cover hardwood, but is not seen in this picture, there is a small building in the middle not it was, though I think it could be a bowling alley. Below another building is not whether or activity would shop."
(Above) "The number 2 is the central electric remember with big engines, and a building not use next to it."
(Above) "A view of the parking area was the apk of the air police, on top of the image, below left the fire department and on your right, next to the control input a no-data of the building."
(Above) "Overview at the 5 parking building guess Control alert, right fire department "
"Overview with area school barracks and other buildings that do not recognize."