Bainbridge Army Air Field

Bainbridge Army Air Field (HM11LO)

Location: Bainbridge, GA 39817 Decatur County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 58.688', W 84° 36.863'

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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.
HM NumberHM11LO
Year Placed1980
Placed ByHistoric Chattahoochee Commission and the Decatur County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 3:15pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 727828 N 3429620
Decimal Degrees30.97813333, -84.61438333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 58.688', W 84° 36.863'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 58' 41.28" N, 84° 36' 51.78" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22-98 Industrial Blvd, Bainbridge GA 39817, US
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