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Beech Bottom in Brooke County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

West Virginia Flying Corps

 
 
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By TeamOHE, July 3, 2021
1. West Virginia Flying Corps Marker
Inscription.  On land near here was state's first military airfield, home to the West Virginia Flying Corps. Founded in April 1917 by Louis Bennett Jr. and backed by state and private funds, the corps was modeled after the French Lafayette Escadrille with the goal of becoming a unit in the US Army. Rejected by the army, the corps disbanded and Bennett joined the RAF, dying in France in 1918.
 
Erected 2020 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1917.
 
Location. 40° 14.053′ N, 80° 39.15′ W. Marker is in Beech Bottom, West Virginia, in Brooke County. Marker is on River Road (West Virginia Route 2) 0.2 miles north of Caroline Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10344 River Rd, Beech Bottom WV 26030, 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. Beech Bottom Fort (approx. half a mile away); Beech Bottom Iraq War Veterans Memorial
West Virginia Flying Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 3, 2021
2. West Virginia Flying Corps Marker
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(approx. half a mile away); Beech Bottom, W.V. World War II Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away); Bethany Turnpike Tunnels (approx. 2.9 miles away); Waugh Flour Mills (approx. 2.9 miles away); Isaac H. Duval (approx. 3 miles away); Isaac Duvall and Company (approx. 3 miles away); Wellsburg (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beech Bottom.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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