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Texas City in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Aero Squadron

 
 
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By Gregory Walker, April 11, 2010
1. First Aero Squadron Marker
Inscription.  First tactical air unit, U. S. Army; was stationed here 1913-1915 during U. S. border troubles caused by revolution in Mexico. The 7 planes, 5 officers, and 21 enlisted men were not in combat, but made aerial maps and achieved a long distance flight record.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
 
Location. 29° 23.561′ N, 94° 53.567′ W. Marker is in Texas City, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of Bay Street and Dike Road, on the right when traveling north on Bay Street. Located in Anchor Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Bay Street, Texas City TX 77590, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anchor from Freighter Grand Camp (here, next to this marker); Texas City Dike (here, next to this marker); Anchor Park (here, next to this marker); William Jefferson Jones (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shoal Point and Half Moon Shoal Lighthouse
Location of First Aero Squadron Marker in Anchor Park. image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 11, 2010
2. Location of First Aero Squadron Marker in Anchor Park.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Austinia (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Bay Lake Ranch (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wedell's Corner (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Texas City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 726 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Jul. 11, 2020