Raymond-Richardson Aviation School

Raymond-Richardson Aviation School (HMGDZ)

Location: Douglas, GA 31535 Coffee County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 28.782', W 82° 51.084'

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Wesley Raymond, Robert Richardson and others founded a school here in 1939 to teach basic flight skills to college students. With the start of World War II, the school became the 63rd Flight Training Detachment Airbase and provided primary flight training for several thousand young men. In addition to working clerical and food preparation jobs, many local women served as civilian base dispatchers and aircraft mechanics. Although officially closed in 1944, the airstrip and hangers have continued in use as a municipal airport and the barracks and administration buildings have seen a wide variety of community uses.
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HM NumberHMGDZ
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number34-1
Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Georgia Historical Society,Wiregrass Historical Society and the City of Douglas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 7:51pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 324131 N 3484250
Decimal Degrees31.47970000, -82.85140000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 28.782', W 82° 51.084'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 28' 46.92" N, 82° 51' 5.04" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3468 Airport Cir, Douglas GA 31535, US
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