Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Dyersburg Army Airfield

Marker ID: THC 4E 113
Location: on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 51) half a mile north of Industrial Road, Halls, TN
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 35° 54.132    W 089° 25.223
  35.9022    -89.42038333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMMQ6


Dyersburg Army Airfield
Halls, Tennessee

The airfield located one half mile east of here was in operation from 1942 to 1945. Thousands of airmen took their last statewide training here before going into combat overseas. Training received here in flying B-17 Flying Fortresses played a key role in preparing U.S. bomber crews for combat in World War II.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.