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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 36.1997.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list.
 
Location. 38° 56.327′ N, 85° 53.403′ W. Marker is in Seymour, Indiana, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Walnut Avenue (State Road 11) and B. Avenue East, on the right when traveling south on South Walnut Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seymour IN 47274, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Freeman Field
Entrance to Freeman Field image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 16, 2008
2. Entrance to Freeman Field
Marker is located to the immediate right of this photo.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); B-25 Mitchell (approx. 1.3 miles away); Alexander McClure (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Reno Gang (approx. 1˝ miles away); Indian Treaty Corner (approx. 2.2 miles away); 10 O'Clock Indian Treaty Line (approx. 2.2 miles away); Shieldstown Bridge (approx. 6.3 miles away); Jackson County W.W. I Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seymour.
 
Regarding Freeman Field. There is a duplicate marker on West Tipton Street (US 50) at Airport Road.
 
Map of Freeman Field Today image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 16, 2008
3. Map of Freeman Field Today
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,208 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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