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West Tennessee's premier WWII heritage museum!

Dyersburg Army Air Base was the largest combat aircrew training school built during the early years of WWII. 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, 114 of these brave crew men lost their lives in training mishaps.

 

MUSEUM STAFF

Rebecca Carmack-Summar

Asst. Museum Director

Patricia Higdon

Museum Director

Angie Cole

Administrative Assistant

 
HOURS OF OPERATION

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Mon - Fri: 9:30am-4pm

Sat-Sun: 2pm-5pm

Call for special accommodations for groups larger than 10

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Sunset on the Base
 

Mobile Exhibit

Events Calendar

Air Base Flea Market, Precious Treasures & Silent Auction
Veterans' Museum
Christmas Memories
Dyersburg Army Air Base Memorial Veteran
Pearl Harbor Day
Dyersburg Army Air Base Memorial Veteran

DYAAB Veterans' Museum PX

 

Gifts and Souvenirs for all ages

Please visit our museum PX to browse our full selection of toys, hats, t-shirts, pens, books, patches, and many other items commemorating DYAAB heritage. All proceeds fund our non-profit museum. We're sorry but PX items may only be purchased at the museum.

 

OUR MISSION

The Museum is owned and operated by The Dyersburg Army Air Base Memorial Association, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in 1992 by Pat Higdon and Martha Crites, both of Halls.

Board of Directors

Mission Statement

The Board of Directors of the Veterans’ Museum consists of 15 members drawn from the public and private sectors.  They have been chosen from a professionally diverse cross-section of individuals.

The Mission of the Association is to

  1. Honor veterans,

  2. Collect, preserve and protect accessions for The Veterans' Museum,

  3. Foster patriotism,

  4. Instill appreciation for our military services in our citizens, and

  5. Educate present and future generations about the role of this base during WWII and the lasting effect it had on surrounding towns and communities.

 

Board of Visitors

Mission Statement

The Board of Visitors of the Veterans’ Museum consists of approximately 17 members drawn from the public and private sectors.  They have been chosen from a geographically and professionally diverse cross-section of individuals.

The Board provides counsel to the Director, with particular focus on:

  1. Building and expanding relations in the locations where they live and work,

  2. Strengthening the goals of the Veterans’ Museum and improving its visibility, both locally and nationally,

  3. Increasing and strengthening the financial resources of the Veterans’ Museum,

  4. With their unique abilities, based on their experiences, to provide advice to the Director on all matters to maintain the museum and its accessions.

 

 Docent

Mission Statement

 

The Docents of the Veterans’ Museum are members of the local community.  They have chosen to volunteer their time.

The Mission of the Docents is to:

Advance the mission of the Museum by facilitating tours that engage visitors and provide a positive, meaningful, and relevant experience.

 

Vox Prop

(Voice of the Propeller)

Mission Statement

 

The members of the Vox Prop Organization of the Veterans’ Museum are members of the local community.  They have chosen to volunteer their time.

The Mission of the Vox Prop is to:

Continually encourage community minded individuals to actively support The Veterans’ Museum by contributing their service, be it time, ideas, skills, and/or abilities.  The service of these individuals will provide financial support through various fundraising events each year.

PILOT INFO

 

Arnold Field Air Nav

Latest info for Arnold Field, FAA Identifier: M31. Includes fuel info, webcams, and the latest from AirNav.com

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Halls, TN

Halls is an idyllic town in Lauderdale County, Tennessee, with a population of 2,255 in the 2010 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.

 
 
 
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Flag Day 2020

Golf Tournament

2019

Ladies Fall Luncheon 2019

Cecil Neal Display

2018 5K BOMB RUN

GALLERY

Jr. Cadet Training

2020

Leaping into the Roaring 20's

Christmas Memories 2019