Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Columbia Army Air Base

Marker ID: SCHM 32-13
Location: Off SC 302 on Road 378 (road leading to Columbia Metropolitan Airport)
County: Lexington
Coordinates: N 33° 56.873    W 081° 7.675
  33.94788333    -81.12791666
Style: Free Standing **


Built during 1941 as the Lexington County Airport, this airfield became the Columbia Army Air Base shortly after the US entered World War II in December, 1941. The base was used to train crews for medium bombardment groups flying B-25s and A-26s. Reaching a military population of 7,800 in February of 1945, the base reverted to a standby status after the war.

Erected by South Carolina Department, Council on Abandoned Military Posts - 1979


Two sided - The Doolittle Raiders

Explore more:
Wikipedia - Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Wikipedia - United States Army Air Corps