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Indiana Historical Bureau

Indiana Historical Bureau

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Freeman Field

 

 

Location: SW corner US 50 & Airport Road at north entrance to Freeman Field, near 302 S. Airport Rd., Seymour. (Jackson County, Indiana)

Erected 1997 Indiana Historical Bureau, City of Seymour, and Seymour Municipal Airport Authority.

ID# : 36.1997.2

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Activated December 1942 as U.S. Army Air Forces advanced training school for World War II twin engine pilots: graduated over 4, 000 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.

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