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Aviation Field Yorktown

 
 
Aviation Field Yorktown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. Aviation Field Yorktown Marker
Inscription. From July 1919 until Aug. 1921, the U.S. Navy operated an aviation training school north of here at what was then known as the U.S. Navy Mine Depot (U.S. Naval Weapons Station). The school provided the first advanced aviation and gunnery operations. In Oct. 1922 the aviation field supported the first flight made from a U.S. aircraft carrier, USS Langley, which was anchored in the York River. Also, on 8 May 1925 likely the first overland commercial flight from New York City to this region landed there.
 
Erected 2006 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 232.)
 
Location. 37° 12.765′ N, 76° 34.271′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Yorktown Road (Virginia Route 238), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 409 Yorktown Road, Newport News VA 23603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Endview (a few steps from this marker); Lebanon Church (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Endview (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Lebanon Church (a few
Markers on Yorktown Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. Markers on Yorktown Road
Two markers are found at this location across the street from the Lebanon Church and in front of Endview Plantation. The Aviation Field Yorktown marker to the left in the photo.
steps from this marker); The Dairy Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Endview Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport News.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 885 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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