Flight Museum is a gem worth preserving

Chuck Giese, Museum Board Member
Chuck Giese, Museum Board Member

DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - The City of Douglas is working to make sure an historic gem continues to thrive.

The World War II Flight Training Museum officially opened about six years ago.  It's one of the most complete training bases and played a huge role in the war, training pilots.

The city recently formed the air base preservation committee to help secure funding to ensure the museum stays alive.

"We're way too quick to pave over our past and our heritage. And here we're able to save it, very close to what it was in WWII. This is a 70 year old site, buildings are still here, about half of the buildings," said Chuck Giese, Museum Board Member.

Many of the veterans who trained at the base return every year for a reunion.  The museum is open Friday and Saturday from 11 to 4.

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