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Maxwell Air Force Base and the Air University

 
 
Maxwell Air Force Base and the Air University Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 21, 2020
1. Maxwell Air Force Base and the Air University Marker
Inscription.  The Air Force presence in Montgomery, Alabama began in April 1918 with the establishment of the U.S. Army Air Service's Aircraft and Engine Repair Depot #3 at the same site as the earlier Wright Brothers' flying school. On November 8, 1922, the Air Service renamed the installation after Second Lieutenant William C. Maxwell, a native of Atmore, Alabama, who died when his aircraft crashed in the Philippines on August 12, 1920. In the 1920's, Maxwell Field continued to expand through the efforts of successive post commanders and U.S. Representative J. Lister Hill. In 1929, the Air Corps relocated the Air Corps Tactical School (ACTS), which developed the concepts of daylight precision strategic bombing in the 1930's used during World War II, from Langley Field, Virginia to Maxwell Field. During the war, Maxwell Field and nearby Gunter Field trained tens of thousands of American and Allied air crew and technicians. In November 1946, the United States Army Air Forces (AAF) relocated the AAF School from Orlando, Florida to Maxwell Field and renamed it the Air University. Since its first class in August 1947, the Air University has graduated hundreds
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of thousands of Air Force officers, enlisted personnel and civilians, personnel from other U.S. military services and federal government agencies, and international military personnel. Its many professional military, continuing, and specialized education programs have made the Air University the "Intellectual and Leadership Center" of the U.S. Air Force.
 
Erected by the City of Montgomery.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceEducation. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1918.
 
Location. 32° 22.663′ N, 86° 19.234′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Maxwell Boulevard just east of North Holt Street, on the right when traveling west. Located in Wright Brother's Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 544 Maxwell Boulevard, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wright Brothers Flying School (here, next to this marker); Maxwell Air Force Base/Air University (a few steps from this marker); Native Americans (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Unforgettable (approx. ¼ mile away); Alabama River: The Grand Avenue
Marker is on the right of two on brick foundation below plane. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton
2. Marker is on the right of two on brick foundation below plane.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Europeans Along the Alabama River (approx. 0.4 miles away); Return from the Argonne (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  The Encyclopedia of Alabama on the history of Maxwell AFB. (Submitted on March 21, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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