Governors Island in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Early Birds
Wilbur Wright • Lincoln Beachy • Glenn H. Curtiss • Eugene Ely • Charles K. Hamilton • Hugh A. Robinson • Harry N. Atwood • James J. Ward • Harry M. Jones • Albert S. Heinrich • Harold Kanther • Victor Carlstrom • Steve MacGordon • Raynal C. Bolling • Ruth B. Law
From May 1916 to March 1917, members of the Governors Island Training Corps flight trained here.
Captain Philip A. Carroll—Commanding
Filip A. Bjorklund—Instructor
Charles Reed • Lawrence Sperry • J. Walter Struthers • Hobart A. H. Baker • William A. Aarned • Al Sturtevant • Frederick T. Blakeman • Edwin M. Post, Jr. • Stedman S. Hanks • William Walton • Cord Meyer • Albert B. Gaines, Jr. • Charles D. Wiman • Howard G. Lapsley • James E. Miller • John M. L. Rutherford • Seth Low
Major General Leonard Wood, U.S.A.—Commanding
Headquarters, Eastern Department
Erected under the auspices of the Early Birds, an organization of those who flew solo before December 17, 1916.
Location. 40° 41.35′ N, 74° 1.167′ W. Marker is in Governors Island, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Early Bird Road near Main Street. Monument is on Govenors Island, New York. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flight on Governors Island (here, next to this marker); Liggett Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clayton Road (about 400 feet away); Division Road (about 400 feet away); Slate Roofs on Colonels Row (about 500 feet away); Polo on Governors Island (about 500 feet away); Purchase of Governors Island Monument (about 500 feet away); Reagan-Gorbachev Meeting 1988 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Governors Island.
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