Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Bell XP-59A Jet Aircraft
To all those who contributed to these first flights and is presented in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary of that event through the cooperation of:
Erected 1967 by United States Air Force, Jet Pioneers' Accoc. Of U.S.A, General Electric Co., and Textron's Bell Aerosystems Co.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
Location. 34° 55.462′ N, 117° 53.942′ W. Marker is in Edwards AFB, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Rosamond BoulevardTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 West Yeager Boulevard, Edwards CA 93524, 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. Sound Barrier Cracked (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Medal of Honor (approx. ¼ mile away); F-86F (approx. 0.3 miles away); Leaps in Technology (approx. 0.3 miles away); F-16B (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jackie Cochran (approx. half a mile away); Rocket Engine NF-104A (approx. half a mile away); F-111A - "Aardvark" (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 729 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on March 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 2, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. 7. submitted on September 21, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.