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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

 
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.
 
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); Ward County (approx. 3.8 miles away); Willow Springs (approx. 11½ miles away).
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
381st Bomb Group (H) B17 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 2, 2009
2. 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
3. 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 October 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A wide view photo of the marker and the surrounding area in context. • Can you help?
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