World War II Flight Training Air Base
DOUGLAS AIRBASE IS LISTED ON GEORGIA'S WWII HERITAGE TRAIL
Discover Georgia’s legacy of inspiring wartime stories at the sites that make up the new World War II Heritage Trail, launching on February 16, 2021. Southern states were critical to the war effort during World War II (1941-1945), and none more so than Georgia. Over 300,000 Georgians served in the military, and thousands of civilians worked in rapidly expanding defense industries. Ten sites across the state have partnered to bring a new experience to visitors, families, and groups.
The World War II Flight Training Museum and the 63rd Preservation Society in Douglas eagerly joined in this endeavor. Of the 55 civilian Primary flying training centers across the country during World War II, the airbase in Douglas is the most intact. Many of the buildings, the field, and hangars are still pretty much as they were in 1941. Thousands of cadets, flight instructors, and support staff were stationed in Douglas during the war. It is important to tell their stories of service and sacrifice.
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