Commodore Decatur Airport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Commodore Decatur Airport
Commodore Decatur Army Auxiliary Airfield
Commodore Decatur Airport - Georgia.jpg
2006 USGS airphoto
Summary
Serves Bainbridge, Georgia
Coordinates 30°54′56″N 084°36′32″W / 30.91556°N 84.60889°W / 30.91556; -84.60889Coordinates: 30°54′56″N 084°36′32″W / 30.91556°N 84.60889°W / 30.91556; -84.60889
Map
  is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Location of Commodore Decatur Airport

Commodore Decatur Airport is a closed airport located 2 miles west-northwest of Bainbridge, Georgia.

History[edit]

Built by the United States Army Air Forces around 1943, during World War II, the airport was used as an auxiliary training airfield for the Army pilot school at Bainbridge Army Airfield.

With the end of the war, it was turned over to the city of Donalsonville and developed into a municipal airport. It was closed around 1995. Today, the closed airport is used every year for a Bikefest. Motorcycle Clubs from all over the southeast show up for a week & race on the strip & camp out.

The runway on the northwest is complete, with runway markers & lines still visible.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

External links[edit]