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Bainbridge in Decatur County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bainbridge Army Air Field

 
 
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By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
1. Bainbridge Army Air Field Marker
Inscription. In August, 1942, on this 2,053 acre tract, the U.S. Army constructed a basic flight training field. It remained open until 1945. At its peak 9600 officers, enlisted men, trainees and WACS were stationed here; there were 700 civilian employees, several hundred WW II German P.O.W.S were imprisoned here. In 1951 southern airways school, a private company, contracted with the U.S.A.F. to train its pilots. The base closed in 1961 and became an industrial park.
 
Erected 1980 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Decatur County Historical Society.
 
Location. 30° 58.688′ N, 84° 36.863′ W. Marker is in Bainbridge, Georgia, in Decatur County. Marker is at the intersection of Colquitt Highway (U.S. 27) and Industrial Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Colquitt Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bainbridge GA 39817, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cyrene / Cyrene Institute (approx. 4.7 miles away); Fort Hughes (approx. 5.2 miles away); The J.D. Chason Memorial Park / The J.D. Chason Memorial Park History (approx. 5.3 miles away); Fort Scott Memorial
Bainbridge Army Air Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
2. Bainbridge Army Air Field Marker
(approx. 5.3 miles away); Steamboats (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Tonge Factory (approx. 5.3 miles away); Battle of 1702 (approx. 5.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of 1702 (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bainbridge.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
Bainbridge Army Air Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
3. Bainbridge Army Air Field Marker
Looking southwest: the runways of the old Army Air Field (and the present airport) lie beyond the industrial building, constructed in the Industrial Park.
Bainbridge Army Air Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 16, 2012
4. Bainbridge Army Air Field Marker
Looking east, Colquitt Highway (US Highway 27) is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 22, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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