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Pyote in Ward County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

381st Bomb Group (H) B17

 
 
381st Bomb Group (H) B17 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
1. 381st Bomb Group (H) B17 Marker
Inscription.  
In remembrance of those who served in the
381st Bomb Group (H) B17
and
432nd Air Service Group
AAF Station 167
Ridgewell, Essex, England
Activated 1 January 1943
Deactivated 26 August 1945

Flight Squadrons
532nd•533rd•534th•535th
381st BG•8th AF

Dedicated to the honor of those members who valiantly served and gallantly died in defense of the free world, against tyranny and oppression, so that we all may live in peace and freedom with dignity

First group trained here

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is January 1, 1943.
 
Location. 31° 31.749′ N, 103° 7.86′ W. Marker is in Pyote, Texas, in Ward County. Marker is on Avenue A (State Highway 57) 0.4 miles west of Pyote Street (State Highway 247), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pyote TX 79777, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rattlesnake Bomber Base (a few steps from this marker);
381st Bomb Group (H) B17 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, March 21, 2021
2. 381st Bomb Group (H) B17 Marker
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Ward County (approx. 3.8 miles away); Willow Springs (approx. 11½ miles away).
 
381st Bomb Group (H) B17 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 2, 2009
3. 381st Bomb Group (H) B17 Marker
Once the entrance to the now abandoned bomber training base
381st Bomb Group (H) B17 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 2, 2009
4. 381st Bomb Group (H) B17 Marker
This is one of only two highways in the U.S. with a posted speed speed limit of 80 mph.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 22, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   2. submitted on March 25, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on November 22, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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