Atterbury Army Air Field

Atterbury Army Air Field (HM17CX)

Location: Columbus, IN 47203 Bartholomew County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 15.068', W 85° 53.696'

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Construction begun summer 1942 under Captain Stratton O. Hammon, who used broad authority over laborers, suppliers, and railroad; base in use February 1943. More than 1,000 workers employed during construction. Base was over 2,000 acres, cost over four million dollars, and included more than one hundred buildings, intended to be temporary.

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WWII uses included training B-25, B-26, and glider pilots; by 1944, wounded from Europe received here for Wakeman Hospital. Wounded soldiers during Korean War received here. Renamed 1954 to honor John Bakalar. Base closed 1970. Original building made into chapel; restored and named for Women's Air Service Pilot Jean Lewellen Norbeck 1990s.
HM NumberHM17CX
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number03.2007.2
Year Placed2007
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 3:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 595351 N 4345227
Decimal Degrees39.25113333, -85.89493333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.068', W 85° 53.696'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 4.08" N, 85° 53' 41.76" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2500-2598 Grissom St, Columbus IN 47203, US
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