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Mary Ann Campana

 
 
Mary Ann Campana Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
1. Mary Ann Campana Marker
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Inscription.  Side A
Born on April 18, 1913, in Barrea, Province L'Aquila Abruzzi, Italy to Salvatore and Maria (Lombardozzi) Campana, Mary Ann Campana immigrated to the United States with her parents at age eight. Raised in Youngstown and educated in the Youngstown Public Schools and Youngstown College, Ms. Campana was a pioneer in Ohio, National, and international aviation. In 1932, at age eighteen, she achieved the distinction of being the first licensed woman pilot in Ohio. On June 4, 1933, with only 44 hours of prior flying time, Mary Ann established the world's endurance record in the Light plane class for a non-refueled flight. Flying above Youngstown in a 500-pound Taylor Cub Plane with a 40-horsepower engine and loaded with 40 gallons of gasoline, she flew for 12 hours and 27 minutes without a parachute, breaking the old record by one hour and ten minutes before electrical storms forced her down.

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In addition to her aeronautical accomplishments Mary Ann Campana was also a successful businesswoman, working her way from a sales clerk at the G.C. Murphy Co. 5 & 10 store to vice-president and co-owner of four
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Pollyanna clothing stores. In 1989, in honor of her achievements, Ms. Campana was conferred Cavaliere of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
 
Erected 1993 by National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame-Mahoning Valley Chapter, Order Sons of Italy in America Lodge 858, Youngstown Wolves Club-Den 6, Western Reserve Port Authority-Youngstown/Warren Regional Airport, Vertex Development Corp.-Girard, Ohio,. (Marker Number 8-78.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWomen. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 18, 1913.
 
Location. 41° 15.448′ N, 80° 40.019′ W. Marker is in Vienna, Ohio, in Trumbull County. Located to the right of the entrance door to Youngstown Warren Regional Airport. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1453 Youngstown Kingsville Rd NE, Vienna OH 44473, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vienna Township Green and Cemetery / Vienna Township (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fowler Township / Fowler Historic District (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fowler Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named
Mary Ann Campana Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
2. Mary Ann Campana Marker
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Fowler Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Howland Springs (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 5.4 miles away); This Bell (approx. 5.4 miles away); Our Founder Judge Samuel C. Hinckley (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Mary Ann Campana. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Wall of Honor (Submitted on August 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Mary Ann Campana Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
3. Mary Ann Campana Marker
Side A
Mary Ann Campana Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, August 10, 2018
4. Mary Ann Campana Marker
Side B
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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