Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Donald W. Douglas

(1892 - 1981)

— Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame Inductee - 1990 —

 
 
Donald W. Douglas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
1. Donald W. Douglas Marker
Inscription.  Engineer, visionary, and entrepreneur, his aircraft design revolutionized commercial and military air transport. While the Douglas DC-3 and DC-4 passenger carriers became the C-47 and C-54, the workhorse transports of World War II. It was his C-142 that provided military air transport service and later Military Airlift Command with the first aircraft designed specifically for strategic military airlift with its ease of loading heavy lift capacity and trans-ocean delivery capability, the C-124 made its mark during the Korean War. The Douglas Aircraft Military legacy lives on in the McDonnell Douglas designed, Boeing built C-17 Globemaster III.
 
Erected 1990 by Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, Korean.
 
Location. 38° 32.412′ N, 89° 51.808′ W. Marker is in Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is on Main Street just east of Symington Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
is at or near this postal address: 101 Heritage Dr, Scott Air Force Base IL 62225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Air Refueling (a few steps from this marker); Pioneers of Aerial Refueling (a few steps from this marker); Major General Paul L. Williams (a few steps from this marker); Army Air Corps Enlisted Pilots (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Joe M. Jackson (a few steps from this marker); Sgt John L. Levitow (a few steps from this marker); Gen Robert E. "Dutch" Huyser (a few steps from this marker); Airlift Hall of Fame Memorial (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scott Air Force Base.
 
Donald W. Douglas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
2. Donald W. Douglas Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=184155

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
May. 19, 2024