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Moraine in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Moraine Field

Daytonís First Airport

 
 
Moraine Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 10, 2017
1. Moraine Field Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1926, was Daytonís first Municipal Airport located 100 yards northeast of this marker. Trained by the Wright Brothers, Bernard Whelan joined Howard Rinehart as test pilots at the Dayton Wright Airplane Company. In 1923 they formed the Rinehart-Whelan Company establishing a pioneering charter service carrying passengers on cross-country trips, training and photography. In April 1926, Rinehart-Whelan offered to the City of Dayton, without cost, the Moraine Flying Field for use as a Municipal Landing Field for visiting commercial airplanes. In August 1926, Dayton City Manager, F. O. Eichelberger agrees to have a sign painted on the hangar roof “Moraine Field Dayton Municipal Airport” for a fee of $70. Although Dayton does not sign an agreement to own, lease or operate it, the airport remains in private hands and serves as Daytonís “official municipal airport” until 1928 when airmail service was switched to Wright Field in Dayton. (seal)
 
Erected 2016 by the City of Moraine.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space
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Location. 39° 42.36′ N, 84° 13.015′ W. Marker is in Moraine, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of GM Access Road and North Springboro Pike (Ohio Route 741), on the left when traveling east on GM Access Road. Marker is on the guard rail on the north side of the GM Access Road, an extension of Northlawn Ave., east of Springboro Pike (St Rt 741.) This a busy, industrial area. There is NO parking, or pull-off space. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton OH 45439, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delco-Light and Frigidaire (approx. 0.9 miles away); Zion Memorial Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dayton-Wright Airplane Factory (approx. 0.9 miles away); Historic Blanchard Avenue (approx. one mile away); Early Woodland People (approx. 1.1 miles away); Moraine Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Johnny Appleseed Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); Victory Oak Knoll Hill Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moraine.
 
Additional keywords. Wright Brothers
 
Moraine Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 10, 2017
2. Moraine Field Marker
Moraine Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 10, 2017
3. Moraine Field Marker
looking north, the area to the northeast was Moraine Field
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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