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Grenada in Grenada County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Grenada Airport Hangar

 
 
Grenada Airport Hangar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
1. Grenada Airport Hangar Marker
Inscription.  The Grenada Army Air Field was built with civilian labor in 1942. It served the 443rd Air Support Command, 63rd Troop Carrier Group, 877th Airborne Engineering Battalion, 10th Troop Carrier Group, and 809th Air Force Unit. Following the war, the airfield was transferred to the City of Grenada for civilian use. One of three World War II—era hangars known to survive in Mississippi, the Grenada Army Air Field Hangar was designated a Mississippi Landmark in 2012.
 
Erected 2014 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
 
Location. 33° 50.034′ N, 89° 47.604′ W. Marker is in Grenada, Mississippi, in Grenada County. Marker can be reached from L D Boone Airport Road 0.7 miles north of Old Highway 7 (State Route 332), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 950 LD Boone Rd, Grenada MS 38901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
The Grenada Airport Hangar & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
2. The Grenada Airport Hangar & Marker
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are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Belle Flower M.B. Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Grenada Blues (approx. 3.4 miles away); Grenada County Confederate Monument (approx. 3.4 miles away); J. Augustine Signaigo (approx. 3.4 miles away); Confederate Fort (approx. 3˝ miles away); Magic Slim (approx. 3.6 miles away); Grenada Depot (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named J. Augustine Signaigo (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grenada.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Grenada Airport (Wikipedia). (Submitted on May 25, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View from marker towards runway. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
3. View from marker towards runway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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