Athens in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
United States Navy Pre-Flight School
Between 1942 and 1945, the Navy operated a Pre-Flight School on the University of Georgia campus. As one of only five such schools in the nation, the program trained approximately 20,000 cadets in the skills needed as combat pilots in the Pacific theater of World War II. The Navy utilized most of the existing campus and built numerous buildings and athletic facilities used by the college in later years. Additional Athens-area sites were also utilized and improvements were made to local streets and Ben Epps Airport. Few physical remainders of this large Naval presence remain.
Erected 2001 by Georgia Historical Society,The University of Georgia and the United States Navy Supply Corps School. (Marker Number 29-1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 57.222′ N, 83° 22.362′ W. Marker is in Athens, Georgia, in Athens-Clarke County. Marker is on South Jackson Street 0 miles north of Baldwin Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located in front of Baldwin Hall, on the University of Georgia campus. Marker is in this post office area: Athens GA 30601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Old Athens Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Baldwin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First Classes (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Home of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Garden Club (approx. ¼ mile away); Herty Field (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert Toombs Oak (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
Categories. • War, World II •
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