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Floyd Bennett Memorial

 

1890 - 1928

 
Floyd Bennett Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By John Farrell, April 16, 2009
1. Floyd Bennett Memorial Marker
Inscription.
In memory of
Floyd Bennett
1890 - 1928

A Resident of Warrensburgh, he served in the World War and was later Commander Byrd's pilot on his North Pole Flight. He Sacrificed his life in rescue of the Bremen Trans-Atlantic Fliers.
 
Erected by American Legion, Warrensburg Post Number 446.
 
Location. 43° 29.783′ N, 73° 46.533′ W. Marker is in Warrensburg, New York, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 9) and Adirondack Avenue, on the left on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warrensburg NY 12885, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Town of Warrensburgh (here, next to this marker); James Cameron (approx. 4.7 miles away); Lake George (approx. 5.4 miles away); Montcalm's Camp (approx. 5.7 miles away); Old Court House (approx. 5.8 miles away); Sunken Fleet (approx. 5.9 miles away); Ethan Allen tour boat tragedy (approx. 5.9 miles away); Villa Marie Antoinette (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Towards the north of the village of Warrensburg, US Route 9 (Main Street) is intersected by Hudson
Floyd Bennett Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By John Farrell, April 16, 2009
2. Floyd Bennett Memorial Marker
Avenue to the northwest, Elm Street to the southwest and Adirondack Avenue to the east. Floyd Bennett Park is a pie shaped section of land formed by Main Street to the east and Elm Street to the west. The park has a band stand on which free concerts are presented to the public during the summer.
 
Also see . . .  Floyd Bennett biography, on the Arlington National Cemetery web site. "Bennett was appointed second-in-command of Byrd's 1928-30 expedition to the South Pole, most of the details he had planned. Before the expedition set out, he and Bernt Balchen (see biography under U.S. Air Force) set out to salvage the Bremen, the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic westwards, which had gone down off the coast of Labrador." (Submitted on April 23, 2009.) 
 
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Floyd Bennett Park Photo, Click for full size
By John Farrell, April 16, 2009
3. Floyd Bennett Park
Looking across the intersection to the south, Elm Street is to the right and Main Street is to the left. Floyd Bennett Memorial can be seen with the three flag poles.
Floyd Bennett Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By John Farrell, April 16, 2009
4. Floyd Bennett Park Marker
A large version of a typical New York State historical marker identifies the area as Floyd Bennett Park. The park's band stand is in background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by John Farrell of Lake George, New York. This page has been viewed 911 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by John Farrell of Lake George, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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