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Johnstown in Fulton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ace Vaughan Air Port

 
 
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Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 8, 2020
1. Ace Vaughan Air Port Marker
Inscription.  
1920 - 1946
Vaughan Flying School
1935-1936
Ace Vaughan, Operator
John W. Vaughan, Owner
(See Reverse Side)

Wm. Morrison & T. Van Alstyne
Also Operated a Flying
Service on this Site
1944 - 1946

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
 
Location. 43° 0.521′ N, 74° 21.437′ W. Marker is in Johnstown, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on North East Ave near Prindle Ave, on the right when traveling north. Marker is directly opposite Prindle Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johnstown NY 12095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War of 1812 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Hall (approx. half a mile away); Johnstown Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Veterans of All Wars Flagpole (approx. half a mile away); July 9, 1889 Flood (approx. 0.7 miles away); Women's Rights (approx.
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0.8 miles away); Elizabeth Cady Stanton (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Johnstown (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnstown.
 
Regarding Ace Vaughan Air Port. John W. Vaughan was the father of Ace Vaughan, and owner of the property on which the airport was located. Vaughan's Field was reportedly approved for use by civilian aircraft by the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) in October of 1944, though it had been in use for that purpose for years prior to the designation.

The Morning Herald of Gloversville & Johnstown reported on February 28, 1942 that "Flying Officer Asahel (Ace) Vaughan of the Royal Canadian Air Force, a former Johnstown resident, was one of the RCAF fliers who took part in the filming of "Captains of the Clouds," a new technicolor movie featuring James Cagney," which was filmed at Fort Picton, Ontario, Canada the previous year. Asahel Vaughan went on to become a Captain in the US Army Air Corp during World War II and later in the Air Force during a seven-month tour in the Korea War when he served as a B-29 pilot on combat missions, and went on later to become a Major in the Air Force Reserve. As a First Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian
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Air Force he was an instructor in bombing and gunnery.
 
Also see . . .  Captain Asahel W. Vaughan on Find-A-Grave. (Submitted on July 8, 2020, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Ace Vaughan Asahel Vaughan Asahel W Vaughan Capt Asahel W Vaughan Ace Vaughan Airport
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2020, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 13 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 8, 2020, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
 
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