Celebrating the only inland B-17 combat aircrew training school East of the Mississippi River during the early years of WWII.
The exhibits on display at Dyersburg Army Air Base not only celebrate the rich history of the grounds we stand on, but also the incredible sacrifice that our Veteran's have made throughout all major US conflicts.
Discover what it was like to live on the Dyersburg Army Air Base. Everything from insights to their homes & daily life - to their specific training and missions they were assigned to when leaving DYAAB.
Higdon Hall offers a unique experience with WWII vehicles, a Holocaust display, Purple Heart display & many other one-of-a-kind items from history.
Along with our rich WWII history, the Veterans' Museum also offers displays for every post-WWII conflict and war. Our desire is to honor the Veterans who faithfully served the United States of America in every era.
It was the only inland B-17 Flying Fortress training base east of the Mississippi River, and was located on 2,541 acres of prime farmland, not including the practice bombing range in the Mississippi river bottoms. In less than three years of operation, approximately 7,700 B-17 crewmen received their last phase of training at DAAB before heading for the European theater. Sadly, 115 of these brave crewmen lost their lives in training mishaps.
Halls is an idyllic town in Lauderdale County, Tennessee, with a population of 2,069 in the 2020 census. It was established in 1882 as a railroad stop along the Newport News & Mississippi Valley Railroad line (later the Illinois Central Railroad) and originally named Hall's Station in honor of Hansford R. Hall, one of the founders. Other founders were J. S. Stephens and S. A. Jordan, early businessmen of Lauderdale County.E. Stanfield, general merchant, was first to engage in business at Halls in 1882. Other early businesses included Young & Sawyer, a steam-powered cotton gin; D. P. Shoffner, steam sawmill and wagon material; J. H. Farmer, saw-, grist- and planing-mill and cotton gin.
FLY-IN TO THE LEGENDARY DYERSBURG ARMY AIR BASE
M31 - ARNOLD FIELD
CTAF : 122.9
Runways: 18 - 36
RWY 18: Right Traffic