Datelan Army Air Field

Datelan Army Air Field (HMYSC)

Location: Dateland, AZ 85333 Yuma County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 47.965', W 113° 32.443'

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Datelan Army Air Field was established here January 1, 1943. The site was chosen due to the availability of water and the adjacent location of the Yuma Gunnery Range. Construction was completed June 1, 1943. Datelan AAF was a sub-base of Yuma Army Air Field, which was the location of the Army advanced flying school. Colfred, Stovall, and Wellton Gunnery Ranges were also established nearby. The base was originally designed for single engine gunnery training, but was converted to twin engine gunnery school in September 1943. The post was garrisoned on July 8, 1943. In addition to security and maintenance of the base, the troops provided services for several flying organizations. Among these were Mather Army Air Field, which based 60 B-25J gun ships here from December 25, 1943 to January 20, 1944, logging a total of 11,000 hours of flight training.

This monument is dedicated to all the soldiers and airmen that served here, especially those that gave their lives in training and in the skies above Europe, Asia, and the Pacific as they defeated the Axis powers.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number106
Year Placed2002
Placed ByLost Dutchman, Billy Holcomb, John P. Squibob, Queho Posse, Peter Lebeck and Matt Warner Chapters of E Clampus Vitus and Dateland Elementary School
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 11:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 262088 N 3631909
Decimal Degrees32.79941667, -113.54071667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 47.965', W 113° 32.443'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 47' 57.90" N, 113° 32' 26.58" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 524-598 Ave 64 E, Dateland AZ 85333, US
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