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    Fort Douglas (Fort Douglas Airfield) Utah United States

Location
Located at Salt Lake City.

Construction
Established October 26, 1862, this was the home to U.S. Army troops.

Wartime History
Served as a mobilization and training garrison, as well as a POW camp.  In 1940, Fort Douglas was comprised of three separate bases: Fort Douglas, Salt Lake Airbase, and Wendover Bombing and Gunnery Range.  During the war, the base seved as the headquarters for the 9th Service Command and as a reception and separation center. In early December 1941, the 7th Bomb Group (B-17) was training here, and departed from Fort Douglas to Pearl Harbor, where they arrived during the attack.

Today
On October 26, 1991 the base was deactivated and most of it turned over to the University of Utah.

Fort Douglas Military Museum
Musuem located on the base dedicated to its history

References
Historic For Douglas at the University of Utah

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

 

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