Columbia Army Air Base / The Doolittle Raiders

Columbia Army Air Base / The Doolittle Raiders (HM6VE)

Location: West Columbia, SC 29170 Lexington County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 56.873', W 81° 7.675'

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Columbia Army Air Base
Built during 1941 as the Lexington County Airport, this airfield became the Columbia Army Air Base shortly after the U.S. entered World War II in December, 1941. The base was used to train crews for medium bombardment groups flying B-25s and A-26s. reaching a military population of 7,800 in February of 1945, the base reverted to standby status after the war.

The Doolittle Raiders
In February 1942, twenty-four B-25 bomber crews of the 17th Bombardment Group at Columbia Army Air Base volunteered to take part in a secret project headed by Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle. This group was the nucleus of the Doolittle Raiders who, taking off from the aircraft carrier Hornet, bombing Tokyo on April 18, 1942.
HM NumberHM6VE
Marker Number32-13
Year Placed1979
Placed BySouth Carolina Department, Council on Abandoned Military Posts
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 7:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 488179 N 3756384
Decimal Degrees33.94788333, -81.12791667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 56.873', W 81° 7.675'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 56' 52.38" N, 81° 7' 40.50" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3250 Airport Blvd, West Columbia SC 29170, US
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