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

8th Air Force Control Tower

 
 
Control Tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 28, 2018
1. Control Tower Marker
Inscription.  
This Control Tower is dedicated to all Eighth
Air Force Veterans of WWII and the 26,000 airmen killed
This is a project of the Eighth Air Force
Memorial Museum Foundation Funded by
Eighth Air Force Members and Units
John E. Greenwood – President · Fred B. Dundas – Vice-President · Thomas L. Thomas – Secretary · Edward J. Creeden – Treasurer · Arthur W. Gulliver – Weather · Robert C. Sellers – Air Controller · John H. Woolnough – (dec.) · Dennis R. Scanlon, Jr. – (dec.) · Allen A. Thompson - Engineer ·

22 April 1995 Dayton, Ohio

 
Erected 1995 by Eighth Air Force Memorial Museum Foundation.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 39° 47.037′ N, 84° 6.544′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Springfield Street and Bong Street, on the right when traveling east. Located next to the National Museum of the United
8th Air Force Control Tower image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 28, 2018
2. 8th Air Force Control Tower
States Air Force. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton OH 45433, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Air Forces in England, WWII (a few steps from this marker); The Belly Tank (a few steps from this marker); 44th Bomb Group (H) (approx. ¼ mile away); "The Mighty Eighth" (approx. 0.3 miles away); China Burma India Hump Aircrews (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fourth Fighter Group Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Order of Daedalians (approx. 0.3 miles away); 353rd Fighter Group (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
8th Air Force Control Tower image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 28, 2018
3. 8th Air Force Control Tower
Next to the Control Tower is the small version of the “White Square.” Behind the Control Tower are hangars of the United States Air Force Museum.
White Square image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 28, 2018
4. White Square
This 5-ft. white square is a scaled down version of the 40-ft. square used by WW II control tower personnel to communicate with pilots, to minimize radio traffic and to prevent the Germans from intercepting radio transmissions. Red, yellow, and white markers within the square signaled pilots how and where to land, or prohibited landing. In this example, the yellow triangle indicates that the Standard Beam Approach was in operation, the red with yellow diagonal stripe that pilotes should observe caution on landing, and the white T the direction in which pilots should land.
The White Square image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 28, 2018
5. The White Square
The actual square was eight times larger
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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