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New Windsor in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bruenig Road

 
 
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By Glenn Marshall, November 21, 2015
1. Bruenig road Marker
Inscription.  Honors Lt. William Bruenig killed in a flight training accident 8-28-1942 Stewart Field after bailing USMA Aviation Cadet to safety.
 
Erected 2015 by Orange County American Legion & Orange County Veterans Coalition.
 
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. Freedom Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); Falls House Site (approx. 1.3 miles away); Little Britain, N.Y. (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hutsites 1782-1783 (approx. 2 miles away); Mulliner Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Unknown Soldier (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Land (approx. 2.7 miles away); "The Publick Building Called the Temple" (approx. 2.7 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
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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.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2016, by Glenn Marshall of New Windsor, New York. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 52 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.
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