Pioneer Flyers Who Trained at Wright Field - Dayton, OH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 39° 47.683 W 084° 05.311
16S E 749285 N 4409028
Quick Description: This is one of four markers surrounding the Wright Brothers Memorial. This marker lists 119 early aviators who were trained by the Wright Brothers.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 10/29/2011 12:35:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMCZ5R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 8

Long Description:
The Wright Brothers Memorial is situated on top of Wright Brothers Hill. The low wall surrounding the monument has four additional markers with more information about the site. This marker simply lists 119 early aviators who were trained by the Wright Brothers. The plaque reads:


PIONEER FLYERS WHO WERE TRAINED AT WRIGHT BROTHERS FIELD

MAJ. GEN. HENRY H. ARNOLD, U.S.A
  Appointed chief of Air Corps, U.S. Army, 1938.

BRIG. GEN FRANK LAHM
  First military man to go up in an aeroplane.
  One of first two military pilots in America.

CAPT. JOHN RODGERS, E.S.N.
  First attempted flight from United States to Honolulu, 1925.
  Longest made to seaplane to that time-distance 1840 miles.

CAPT. KENNETH WHITING
  U.S. Navy flyer. First man to be shot from
  torpedo tube of submarine.

CAPT. A. ROY BROWN
  Canadian Royal Air Force. Holder of a distinguished
  rercord for outstanding military accomplishment.

[image of a Wright Flyer in a hangar]

COL. CHARLES DeF. CHANDLER, U.S.A.
  Air Corps Officer and former Chief of lighter-
  than-air-division

COL. THOMAS DeW. MILLING, U.S.A.
  One of the first military pilots

GRIFFITH BREWER
  First Englishman to fly in an aeroplane.

 

CAL. P. RODGERS
  First transcontinental flight from east
  to west.

ROBERT G. FOWLER
  First transcontinental flight from west
  to east.

WALTER BROOKINS • RALPH JOHNSTONE • ARCH HOXSEY • DUVAL LaCHAPPELLE • A.L. WELSH • FRANK T. COFFYN
P.O. PARMELEE • J.C. TURPIN • HOWARD GILL • L.W. BONNEY • O.A. BRINDLEY • J.C. HENNING • HAROLD H. BROWN
R.J. ARMOR • HARRY N. ATWOOD • H.V. HILLS • LOUIE MITCHELL • O.G. SIMMONS • C.L. WEBSTER • ALBERT ELTON
ANDREW DREW • A.A. MERRILL • PHILIP W. PAGE • GEORGE A. GRAY • C. COUTURIER • WILFRED STEVENS • ARCH FREEMAN
J.G. KLOCKLER • FARNUM T. FISH • F.J. SOUTHARD • GROVER C. BERGDOLL • CHARLES WALD • WILLIAM KABITZKE
R.M. PRIEST • JOHN A. BIXLER • BERNARD L. WHELAN • HOWARD M. RINEHART • A.A. BRESSMAN • M.T. SCHERMERHORN
R.M. WRIGHT • W.E. BOWERSOX • L.E. BROWN • A.B. GAINES, JR. • C.J. PETERSON • L.E. NORMAN • C.E. UTTER • C.A. TERRELL
MRS. RICHBERG HORNSBY • C.LaQ. DAY • MARJORIE STINSON • C. ANDO • FRANK KITAMURA • O.A. DANIELSON • LYLE H. SCOTT
FERDINAND EGGENA • ROBERT E. LEE • ROSE DOUGAN • J.M. ALEXANDER • J.A. McRAE • GOROKU MORO • VERNE CARTER
E.P. BECKWITH • T.D. PEMBERTON • B.B. LEWIS • MAURICE COOMBS • GEORGE H. SIMPSON • GORDON F. ROSS • K.G. MACDONALD
PERCY E. BEASLEY • K.F. SAUNDERS • M.B. GALBRAITH • W.J. SUSSAN • C.J. CREERY • JOHN GALPIN • BASIL D. HOBBS • JAMES L. GORDON
EDWARD A. STINSON •M.C. DUBUC • A. SHAW • P.S. KENNEDY • LLOYD S. BREADNER • W.H. CHISAM • ROBERT McC. WEIR • G.A. MAGOR
N.A. MAGOR • J.R. BIBBY • G.S. HARROWER • GEORGE BREADNER • C.E. NEIDIG • A.W. BRIGGS • H.B. EVANS • A.C. HARLAND • HARLEY SMITH
J.C. WATSON • S.T. EDWARDS • HARRY SWAN • A.G. WOODWARD • A.B. AULT • A.Y. WILKS • J.C. SIMPSON • PAUL GADBOIS
C. McNICOLL • W.E. ROBINSON • M.S. BEAL • C.G. BRONSON • W.E. ORCHARD • J.A. HARMAN • T.C. WILKINSON • J.G. IRELAND


Group that erected the marker: National Park Service, Dayton Aviation

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
2380 Memorial Road
WPAFB
Dayton, Ohio USA
45433


Visit Instructions:
Take a picture of the marker, preferably including yourself or your GPSr in the photo. A very detailed description of your visit may be substituted for a photo. In any case please provide a description of your visit. A description of only "Visited" or "Saw it while on vacation" by anyone other than the person creating the waymark may be deleted by the waymark owner or the category officers.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Signs of History
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log  
petendot visited Pioneer Flyers Who Trained at Wright Field - Dayton, OH 6/6/2015 petendot visited it
Clan RunningBison visited Pioneer Flyers Who Trained at Wright Field - Dayton, OH 6/7/2012 Clan RunningBison visited it
ke5ab visited Pioneer Flyers Who Trained at Wright Field - Dayton, OH 6/3/2012 ke5ab visited it

View all visits/logs