Historic Markers Across South Carolina



Captain John O.Donaldson



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:

John Owen Donaldson (1897-1930),for whom the base was named after,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.

Erected by the Donaldson Development Commission - 2004


Notes:

Two sided - Donaldson Air Force Base