Camp Gordon Johnston Museum

Camp Gordon Johnston Museum

Carrabelle was the focal point of social life around the camp when it was open during WWII, and today continues its role as the preserver of the amphibious soldier's heritage. The museum also preserves an oral history, presenting the experiences of veterans in the U.S. For example, Mr. George Blanchett, retired and currently living in Massachusetts, tells of airplanes from nearby Dale Mabry Field making strafing runs off Alligator Bay. The pilot attempted to perform a "loop." Unfortunately, the inexperienced flier did not have sufficient altitude and dove straight into the ground.