Near Dateland in Yuma County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Datelan Army Air Field
This monument is dedicated to all the soldiers and airmen that served here, especially those that gave their lives in training and in the skies above Europe, Asia, and the Pacific as they defeated the Axis powers.
Erected 2002 by Lost Dutchman, Billy
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1925.
Location. 32° 47.965′ N, 113° 32.443′ W. Marker is near Dateland, Arizona, in Yuma County. Marker is on Ave 64E near U.S. 8, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located at the Dateland Travel Center, near the parking lot, at Exit 67. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dateland AZ 85333, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hyder Divisional Camp-Horn Divisional Camp Desert Training Center (here, next to this marker); Boeing B-50A The "Long Ranger" (here, next to this marker); The 81st Infantry Division (approx. 8.4 miles away).
More about this marker. This was a double marker dedication. The gathering was a Hexagonal (6-way) Desert Training Center dedication, the first such gathering for the Billy Holcomb Chapter. The combined efforts of the Lost Dutchman, Peter Lebeck, John P. Squibob, Matt Warner, Queho Posse and Billy Holcomb Chapters with the Dateland Elementary School succeeded in making this a successful event. It was much appreciated by the Veterans Associations, the Dateland Elementary School students and local residents.
SOURCE: Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 35th Anniversary Plaque Book by Phillip Holdaway
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,403 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on November 3, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos: 1. submitted on May 24, 2010, by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.