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Point Loma

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
1. Point Loma Marker
Inscription. [Marker #1]
In commemoration of the early aviation pioneers that flew American designed and manufactured sailplanes in San Diego. These aviators are remembered by those who flew after them and the citizens of San Diego.

John C. Barstow • William Beuby • William Hawley Bowlus • Lowell E. Bullen • Alan R. Essery • Albert E. Hastings • Forrest H. Hieatt • I.N. Lawson • Anne Lindbergh • Charles A. Lindbergh • Earle R. Mitchell • Adolph R. "Bud" Perl • Allison J. Moore • William Van Dusen

[Marker #2]

Point Loma
This landmark is dedicated to the pioneering spirits of the pilots William Hawley Bowlus and John C. Barstow who made milestone flights in glider history at this site William Hawley Bowlus First American Soaring Flight to exceed one hour duration 1 hour 21 minutes October 19, 1929 John C. Barstow Duration flight of 15 hours 13 minutes exceeding the world record April 29-30, 1930
 
Erected 1996 by San Diego Sailplane Enthusiasts, the Environmental Trust, National Soaring Museum Harris Hill, Elmira, NY an affiliate of the Soaring Society of America.
 
Location. 32° 40.602′ N, 117° 14.602′ W. Marker is in San
Point Loma Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
2. Point Loma Marker
Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Cabrillo Memorial Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harbor Lights (approx. 0.2 miles away); Landing of Cabríllo (approx. ¼ mile away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cabrillo’s Ships (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joao Rodrigues Cabrilho 1542 (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Homage to the Spanish Expedition (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Point Loma Lighthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); USS Gambier Bay CVE 73 and Composite Squadron VC-10 (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in San Diego.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceNotable Persons
 
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By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
3. Point Loma Markers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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