Visitors Guide to
Dyersburg Army Air Base
100 Veterans' Drive
The Veterans' Museum is located on the site of The
Dyersburg Army Air Base, a base was established as a training facility
during World War 2 for B-17Flying Fortress pilots. While the Museum honors
veterans from that era with displays, photographs, and history of the base,
it also honors all veterans with displays from the different wars and
conflicts in which the U.S. has been involved.
The museum’s origins go back to a project prompted by the Tennessee,
Homecoming '86, program where the Dyersburg Army Air Base became the site of
air shows and memorabilia collections. At first the memorabilia was housed
in the 600 square foor .Arnold Field airport office. As more and more people
gave memorabilia to the project the first museum was built in 1997. The
collection of artifacts more than filled the 4,000 sq. ft. facility and in
2004 the Edith Tanner Center was built. Total current building on the 65
year-old ramp is 8,900-square feet.
The museum exhibits and displays pictures and documents from the National
Archives, materials from the First World War through Iraq including diaries,
personal and official letters, technical publications, and divisional
histories. It also includes WW 2 and Korea military vehicles, uniforms, and
videos that excite adults and give the young an opportunity to look at
history personally. Unusual exhibits for a private, non-profit museum are
the Murals painted by Ernie Berke. Photographs of 72 crews are also
displayed. Tim Bivens, who is one of the DAAB incorporators, has been able
to secure these and many more pictures that reveal base life.
The West Tennessee Healthcare Conference Room is host to businesses who have
conferences for 35 or less, meetings of area organizations, and DAAB special
programs. It is also home to the Sammie Arnold Lending Library, where the
avid reader will find books about all areas presented in the Museum.
Visiting the Dyersburg Army Air
Base Veteran's Museum
Hours: Saturday - Tuesday: 2
pm - to 5 pm (except on Holidays)
There is no charge to visit the Dyersburg Army
Air Base Veteran's Museum, although donations are welcome.
Dyersburg Army Air Base Veteran's Museum
is located at 100 Veterans' Drive. To reach the museum from
US-51/TN-3 take Industrial
Road 0.8 miles to Higdon Road and follow the signs to the museum on
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