(August 9, 1916 - December 22, 1943)A native of Albany, and a graduate of Albany High School and John Tarleton Agricultural College, William Edwin Dyess was the son of Judge Richard T. and Hallie Graham Dyess. Trained as a pilot at Randolph Field, San Antonio, he led the 21st Pursuit Squadron of P-40s in the Philippines, where he was when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and the U.S. entered World War II. Dyess' actions against invading Japanese forces at Subic Bay, despite few operational planes, and his later role as infantry commander earned him a reputation for bravery and resourcefulness.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
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|Date Added||Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 472176 N 3620629|
|Decimal Degrees||32.72310000, -99.29691667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 43.386', W 99° 17.815'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 43' 23.16" N, 99° 17' 48.9" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201-299 TX-6, Albany TX 76430, US|
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