Category Archives: Douglas GA

63rd AAF Flying Training Detachment Airbase, 1941, Douglas

Administration Building

Through the efforts of Wesley Newman Raymond and Robert Richardson, the Raymond-Richardson Aviation School was established at this site in 1939, to teach basic flight skills to college students.

WWII Flight Training Museum [Barracks 7]

With America’s entrance into World War II in 1941, the school became the 63rd Flight Training Detachment Airbase.

Barracks

During the war, several thousand men learned to fly here and went on to serve all over the world.

Barracks

Many local women provided support as clerical and food service employees, as well as civilian dispatchers and aircraft mechanics.

Classroom

The based was decommissioned in 1944 and the hangers have been incorporated into the old airfield, now known as Douglas Municpal Airport (KDHQ).

Hospital

The property, now owned by the city of Douglas, has been used for numerous purposes since the end of the war.

Gatehouse

Through the efforts of local enthusiasts, Barracks 7 is now home to the WWII Flight Training Museum, which has limited hours. The property can be accessed at any time.

American Small House, 1932, Douglas

Gaskin Avenue Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Vernacular House, 1915, Douglas

Gaskin Avenue Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Victorian House, 1902, Douglas

Gaskin Avenue Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

Eclectic Victorian House, 1906, Douglas

Gaskin Avenue Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Craftsman Bungalow, 1911, Douglas

Gaskin Avenue Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

F. Willis Dart House, 1898, Douglas

Dart served as mayor of Douglas in the early 20th century.

Gaskin Avenue Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

New South Cottage, 1901, Douglas

Gaskin Avenue Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Colonial Revival House, 1912, Douglas

Gaskin Avenue Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Craftsman House, 1930, Douglas

Gaskin Avenue Historic District, National Register of Historic Places