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Preservationists eye Douglas World War II base

Preservationists at an old World War II base in Douglas hope the city will allow them to open the space to businesses. Preservationists at an old World War II base in Douglas hope the city will allow them to open the space to businesses.
A few of the old barracks now house a museum. Leaders want permission to use the other buildings to attract businesses. A few of the old barracks now house a museum. Leaders want permission to use the other buildings to attract businesses.
Chairman Dr. Carl McDonald Chairman Dr. Carl McDonald
DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) -

Preservationists at an old World War II base in Douglas hope the city will allow them to open the space to businesses.

The airport was home to the 63rd Army Air Forces Flying Training Detachment, where thousands of cadets learned to be pilots.

A few of the old barracks now house a museum. Leaders want permission to use the other buildings to attract businesses.

The Chairman of the Air base preservation committee says that would help preserve the base.

"If it's not occupied then it begins to deteriorate," said Chairman Dr. Carl McDonald. "We need people here to take care of the interior, to report things like damage to the window, the roof or things like that. And we try to keep things up like that as much as we possibly can."

The city commission is set to vote on the proposal on November 9.

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