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Raytown in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Richards Flying Field

 
 
Richards Flying Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael E Sanchez, Jr., September 28, 2019
1. Richards Flying Field Marker
As viewed looking east.
Inscription.  Army Air Corps Reserve Field and first Kansas City, Mo., air terminal, 1922. First air mail flight, Chicago-Kansas City-Dallas, May 12, 1926. Named for Lt. John F. Richards II, first Kansas City air service death, Europe, World War I. Renamed Ong Airport, 1943.
 
Erected 1979 by Raytown Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 59.686′ N, 94° 28.569′ W. Marker is in Raytown, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on East Gregory Boulevard 0.1 miles west of Ditzler Avenue, on the left when traveling west. 342'west of Ditzler Avenue on the south side of the street. It is on the property of US Bank as of the date of this posting. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9063 East Gregory Boulevard, Kansas City MO 64133, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Barnes Enclosure (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1844 Homestead (approx. 0.7 miles away); William Ray Blacksmith Shop (approx. 1.2 miles away); Where Wagons Rolled / Wieduwilt Swales (approx. 2.1 miles away); Byram's Ford Historic District
Richards Flying Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael E Sanchez, Jr., September 28, 2019
2. Richards Flying Field Marker
As viewed looking west.
(approx. 2.9 miles away); The Battle of White Oak Creek (approx. 3 miles away); Battle of the Big Blue (approx. 3 miles away); Byram's Ford Battlefield (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raytown.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World I
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2019, by Michael E Sanchez, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2019, by Michael E Sanchez, Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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