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Freeman Field

Location: SW corner US 50 & Airport Road at north entrance to Freeman Field, 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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