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Manchester in Coffee County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold

 
 
General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Marsteller, February 22, 2020
1. General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold Marker
Inscription.  General "Hap" Arnold, WW II Commander of the Army Air Forces, is commemorated by the Air Force research and development installation bearing his name. In 1944, he directed long range planning for air research and development to maintain this Nation's air power in the forefront of a new era of flight. The Arnold Engineering Development Center with its facilities for testing advanced aircraft, missiles and space weapons, is a significant result of his vision and foresight.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2E 47.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1944.
 
Location. 35° 26.164′ N, 86° 0.59′ W. Marker is in Manchester, Tennessee, in Coffee County. Marker is on Hillsboro Highway (Tennessee Route 41), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manchester TN 37355, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the
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crow flies. In Honor of Dr. Frank L. Wattendorf (approx. 3.8 miles away); LT Kara Hultgreen USN (approx. 3.8 miles away); Major James Duricy USAF (approx. 3.8 miles away); Lt. Gen. Robert M. Bond (approx. 3.8 miles away); Pioneer Armored Maneuvers (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 5˝ miles away); War Comes to Manchester (approx. 5˝ miles away); Desert Storm (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manchester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Arnold Air Force Base. (Submitted on December 27, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
2. Wikipedia entry for Arnold Air Force Base. (Submitted on December 27, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Historical marker looks like new after refurbishment.
With the help of the Junior Force Council at Arnold Air Force Base, this marker was recently repainted, refurbished, and re-installed during January 2017.
    — Submitted February 19, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Marsteller
2. General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold Marker
Main Gate at Arnold Engineering Development Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 27, 2009
3. Main Gate at Arnold Engineering Development Center
General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Gillard, December 27, 2009
4. General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold Marker
The marker has been refurbished since this photo was taken.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,712 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on December 27, 2009, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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