Donaldson Air Force Base / Captain John O. Donaldson

Donaldson Air Force Base / Captain John O. Donaldson (HM5YH)

Location: Greenville, SC 29605 Greenville County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 45.13', W 82° 21.447'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 136 views
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Inscription
Donaldson Air Force Base
Greenville Army Air Base opened on this site in 1942 and trained B-25 bomber crews during World War II. Emphasizing air transport after 1945 and renamed Donaldson Air Force Base in 1951. It was the home to C-124 transports and called "The Airlift Capital of the World" for its role in the Berlin airlift, Korean War, and Cold War. Closed in 1962, it has been an industrial park since 1963.

Captain John O. Donaldson
John Owen Donaldson (1897-1930) for whom the base was named, grew up in Greenville and attended Furman University and Cornell University before joining the British Royal Air Force in World War I. He became an ace, shooting down eight enemy planes, and was decorated by the United States, Great Britain, and Belgium. Donaldson was killed in a plane crash at an air show in 1930.
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Details
HM NumberHM5YH
Tags
Marker Number23-26
Year Placed2004
Placed ByDonaldson Development Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 8:20pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 375754 N 3846398
Decimal Degrees34.75216667, -82.35745000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 45.13', W 82° 21.447'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 45' 7.80" N, 82° 21' 26.82" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 Scotch Dr, Greenville SC 29605, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. This marker needs at least one picture.
  2. Is this marker part of a series?
  3. What historical period does the marker represent?
  4. What historical place does the marker represent?
  5. What type of marker is it?
  6. What class is the marker?
  7. What style is the marker?
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?