Dale Mabry Army Air Field Museum

$9,612 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 48 people in 15 months

Tallahassee's Dale Mabry Army Air Field was a major airbase, training over 8,000 fighter pilots including Chinese, British and French pilots AND the original Tuskegee Airmen during World War II.  Yet today, the airbase has all but disappeared and there is no museum where Tallahasseans or history-minded tourists can learn about the major contributions this airbase made towards the war effort, both on the homefront and the warfront, or the way the base forever changed Tallahassee and the State of Florida through its many socio-economic impacts. 

Our goal is to create an educational complex on former airbase property using original, reclaimed structures still in existence in and around Tallahassee.  This mini-installation will be used to take visitors, including school children on field trips, on an experiential journey back in time to learn about WWII, the Army Air Corp, Tallahassee's unique story during mobilization both on the homefront and the warfront--and  America's "Greatest Generation".


Dale Mabry Army Air Field  Museum, Inc. is a Florida non-profit with IRS 501(c)3 status

VISION:  To create a museum complex where people of all ages leave inspired and changed by their visit experience.  

MISSION: To bring the values of our honored past into the present, in preparation for our shared future.

For more information, visit www.dmaaf.org and www.facebook.com/DMAAFTally 

 

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We are pleased to share that we received a pledge of support from three Veteran Service Organizations; Vietnam Veterans of America Chapters 96 and 1114 and the Patriot Guard. YOUR DONATIONS CREATED THE MOMENTUM THAT MADE THIS POSSIBLE! Particular thanks to Joe West of VVA #96 for his leadership to make this happen. Please continue to tell your friends about our efforts - its working!!!
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We will have a display at the Honor Flight welcome home celebration Saturday night. It is at the Flightline hanger NW of the the main terminal, beginning at 7:30. Our heroes arrive from DC at 9:40. Our new tabletop display will make its debute. Join us if you can!
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A recent press release alerting the community to the eminent demolition of "Bldg. 4" owned by LCS, has brought our preservation efforts into a new light.Tallahassee Democrat:

https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2018/05/07/group-may-unable-save-dale-mabry-air-field-building-wwii/577622002/
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WCTV brings light to a Dale Mabry Army Air Field building scheduled to be demolished in mid-June.Thanks to donor Scott Allen for agreeing to be interviewed! http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/World-War-II-era-building-faces-destruction-481455771.html
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Mary Ellen Blatchford
14 months ago

Very exciting I am so happy you found them!

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Bob Richardson
15 months ago

Very cool. I had wondered if they had a connection to Dale Mabry. I've also wondered what happened to all the buildings that used to dot Hull Dr. I believe there is one remaining down the street from McCollum Hall.

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Raised by 48 people in 15 months
Created April 4, 2017
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RM
$100
Ryan and Katie Morse
7 days ago (Offline Donation)
CC
$1,000
Cynthia C.
20 days ago (Offline Donation)

In honor of her husband, a Hungarian immigrant who volunteered for military and entered into active service on 7/13/43 at Camp Blanding, Florida. He served during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific, including the Okinawa invasion. He received various intensive military training, including combat medic and culinary instruction. He was discharged as staff sergeant of the 87th Field Hospital on March 13, 1946. He served his new country with pride and courage and became a citizen on November 19, 1943.

VG
$2,300
Vietnam Veterans of America Ch. 96, Ch.1114 and the Patriot Guard
20 days ago (Offline Donation)

A pledge of financial support to save the historic WWII "Building 4" from Dale Mabry Army Air Field from demolition.

LP
$37
Lindsey Prato
1 month ago

In honor of Kathy Kellogg's 37 years of service to Leon County Schools.

$100
Anonymous
2 months ago
$100
Anonymous
2 months ago
$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
Mary Ellen Blatchford
14 months ago

Very exciting I am so happy you found them!

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Bob Richardson
15 months ago

Very cool. I had wondered if they had a connection to Dale Mabry. I've also wondered what happened to all the buildings that used to dot Hull Dr. I believe there is one remaining down the street from McCollum Hall.

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