Historic Markers Across Georgia

Bainbridge Army Air Field

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: US 27 4 mi N of Bainbridge at Bainbridge Industrial Park
County: Decatur
Coordinates: N 30° 58.688    W 084° 36.863
  30.978133    -84.61438
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMBW0H
Bainbridge Army Air Field Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


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.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Decatur County Historical Society 1980

Bainbridge Army Air Field
Photo by Ken Moser