New Windsor in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2015 by Orange County American Legion & Orange County Veterans Coalition.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is August 28, 1943.
Location. 41° 29.683′ N, 74° 6.088′ W. Marker is in New Windsor, New York, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Bruenig Rd and International Blvd., on the left when traveling north on Bruenig Rd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Windsor NY 12553, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. We Will Never Forget (approx. ¼ mile away); United States Military Academy (approx. ¼ mile away); Hostages Return From Iran (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas Archibald Stewart (approx. ¼ mile away); Freedom Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); Falls House Site (approx. 1.3 miles away); Little Britain, N.Y. Hutsites 1782-1783 (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Windsor.
More about this marker. Marker is located on the roads leading to the main entrance of Stewart International Airport, formerly Stewart Field.
Regarding Bruenig Road. Lt. Bruenig was from Stamford Ct. and was assigned to help train cadets to fly. He was here only a short time the field was dedicated on Aug 25, 1942 his 22nd birthday. He was skilled pilot at 19 yrs of age. He was buried at his hometown in Ct.
“On the morning of Aug. 28, 1942 Lt. Breunig was assigned USMA Cadet Richard H. Huser of the second flying class. They took off from Stewart Field shortly before 10 AM on a routine training flight when the BT-13A Vultee trainer began to develop engine trouble. Lt. Breunig was able to maintain flight while he had Cadet Hauser bail out.
The plane crashed on a farm near Walden.
There is an airworthy BT-13A Vultee aircraft previously assigned to Stewart Field on display at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, PA
Also see . . . Mid-Atlantic Air Museum Vultee Valient. The Museum's Valiant was built as a BT-13A in 1942 and was stationed throughout the war at Stewart Field, the pilot training facility of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. The museum has seen fit to restore it as a Navy SNV in the colors of a typical Naval training unit. (Submitted on July 18, 2019, by Frederick Bothwell of Georgetown, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2016, by Glenn Marshall of New Windsor, New York. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on July 18, 2019, by Frederick Bothwell of Georgetown, Texas. Photo 1. submitted on February 25, 2016, by Glenn Marshall of New Windsor, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.