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Seymour in Jackson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Freeman Field

 
 
Freeman Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 16, 2008
1. Freeman Field Marker
Inscription. Activated December 1942 as U.S. Army Air Forces advanced training school for World War II twin engined pilots; graduated over 4000 by February 1945. Construction of 413 structures and four 5,500-foot runways supervised by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; named for Indiana pilot Captain Richard S. Freeman (1907-1941). Deactivated in 1948.
 
Erected 1997 by Indiana Historical Bureau, City of Seymour, and Seymour Municipal Airport. (Marker Number 36.1997.2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 57.028′ N, 85° 54.482′ W. Marker is in Seymour, Indiana, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Tipton Street (U.S. 50) and South Airport Road, on the left when traveling east on West Tipton Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seymour IN 47274, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Freeman Field (approx. 1.3 miles away); Alexander McClure (approx. 1.3 miles away); Indian Treaty Corner (approx. 1.5 miles away); 10 O'Clock Indian Treaty Line
Freeman Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 16, 2008
2. Freeman Field Marker
US 50 (West Tipton Street) and the railroad tracks paralleling US 50 can be seen in the background.
(approx. 1.5 miles away); B-25 Mitchell (approx. 1.7 miles away); Shieldstown Bridge (approx. 5.7 miles away); Jackson County W.W. I Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.7 miles away); All Veterans Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Seymour.
 
Regarding Freeman Field. There is a duplicate marker at the other entrance to Freeman Field, on South Walnut Street.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & SpaceMilitaryWar, World II
 
 
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