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Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Air Power Legacy

 
 
The Air Power Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2012
1. The Air Power Legacy Marker
Inscription.

In 1931 Maxwell Field began its mission to educate Army Air Corps officers in strategy, tactics, and techniques of air power. Many early Air Force leaders attended Air Corps Tactical School here including Generals Vandenberg, Twining, White, and LeMay.

”If we should have to fight, we should be prepared to do so from the neck up instead of the neck down.”
General Jimmy Doolittle
 
Erected by The Air University Foundation.
 
Location. 32° 22.707′ N, 86° 20.564′ W. Marker is in Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Maxwell Boulevard and Magnolia Drive, on the right when traveling west on Maxwell Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in Maxwell Park. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery AL 36112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Air University Commanders (here, next to this marker); Establishment of Air University 1946 (here, next to this marker); Lt. William C. Maxwell / Air Force ROTC (here, next to this marker); Joint Programs (here, next to this marker); The Next Fifty Years
The Air Power Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2012
2. The Air Power Legacy Marker
Center marker
(here, next to this marker); Year of Training (here, next to this marker); Expansion of Air University (a few steps from this marker); Chennault Circle (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maxwell Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .
1. Air Corps Tactical School at Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Air University (USAF). (Submitted on April 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. "Warden and the Air Corps Tactical School," in Airpower Journal, Fall 1999. (Submitted on April 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceEducationPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
Maxwell Park and Historical Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Maxwell Park and Historical Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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