Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Donaldson Air Force Base



Marker ID: SCHM 23-26
Location: on Exchange St, Greenwood, SC
County: Greenville
Coordinates: N 34° 45.448    W 082° 23.027
  34.757467    -82.383783
Style: Free Standing **
 



Text:

Greenville Army Air Base opened on this sight 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 home to C-124 transports and called "The airlift capitol 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.

Erected by the Donaldson Development Commission - 2004


Notes:

Two sided - Captain John O.Donaldson