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Warrensburg in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Floyd Bennett Memorial

 

— 1890 - 1928 —

 
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By John Farrell, April 16, 2009
1. Floyd Bennett Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
In memory of
Floyd Bennett
1890 - 1928

A Resident of Warrensburgh, he served in the World War and was later Commander Byrd's pilot on his North Pole Flight. He Sacrificed his life in rescue of the Bremen Trans-Atlantic Fliers.
 
Erected by American Legion, Warrensburg Post Number 446.
 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceExplorationWar, World I.
 
Location. 43° 29.783′ N, 73° 46.533′ W. Marker is in Warrensburg, New York, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 9) and Adirondack Avenue, on the left on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warrensburg NY 12885, 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. The Town of Warrensburgh (here, next to this marker); Warrensburgh Bicentennial Garden (approx. half a mile away); Warrensburg (approx. half a mile away); Trolley Power (approx. half a mile away); Warrensburg Historical Park
Floyd Bennett Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Farrell, April 16, 2009
2. Floyd Bennett Memorial Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Dedicated to All Veterans (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dedicated in Honor (approx. 0.7 miles away); Charles R. Bishop Childhood Home (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warrensburg.
 
More about this memorial. Towards the north of the village of Warrensburg, US Route 9 (Main Street) is intersected by Hudson Avenue to the northwest, Elm Street to the southwest and Adirondack Avenue to the east. Floyd Bennett Park is a pie shaped section of land formed by Main Street to the east and Elm Street to the west. The park has a band stand on which free concerts are presented to the public during the summer.
 
Also see . . .  Floyd Bennett biography, on the Arlington National Cemetery web site. "Bennett was appointed second-in-command of Byrd's 1928-30 expedition to the South Pole, most of the details he had planned. Before the expedition set out, he and Bernt Balchen (see biography under U.S. Air Force) set out to salvage the Bremen, the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic westwards, which had gone down off the coast of Labrador." (Submitted on April 23, 2009.) 
 
Floyd Bennett Park image. Click for full size.
By John Farrell, April 16, 2009
3. Floyd Bennett Park
Looking across the intersection to the south, Elm Street is to the right and Main Street is to the left. Floyd Bennett Memorial can be seen with the three flag poles.
Floyd Bennett Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Farrell, April 16, 2009
4. Floyd Bennett Park Marker
A large version of a typical New York State historical marker identifies the area as Floyd Bennett Park. The park's band stand is in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2009, by John Farrell of Lake George, New York. This page has been viewed 1,036 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 20, 2009, by John Farrell of Lake George, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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