Donaldson Air Force Base / Captain John O. Donaldson

Donaldson Air Force Base / Captain John O. Donaldson (HM7TO)

Location: Greenville, SC 29605 Greenville County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 45.45', W 82° 23.033'

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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.
HM NumberHM7TO
Marker Number23-26
Year Placed2004
Placed ByDonaldson Development Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 8:11pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 373342 N 3847023
Decimal Degrees34.75750000, -82.38388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 45.45', W 82° 23.033'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 45' 27.00" N, 82° 23' 1.98" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4-76 Exchange St, Greenville SC 29605, US
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