“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

McCook Field

"The Cradle of Aviation"

McCook Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglas Williams, July 15, 2014
1. McCook Field Marker
Inscription.   McCook Field was established as a research and development facility of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Aviation section. 18 October 1917, this Dayton site favorably located within the U.S. industrial complet became the aviation engineering and development station and proving ground with the entry of World War I, it was the "Cradle of Aviation" for ten years. As airplanes became faster and heavier, a huge sign warned aviators..."This field is small use it all" and soon the 254 acre McCook Field became inadequate. On 12 October 1927, on more than 4000 acres donated by Dayton Citizenry, Wright Field was dedicated and that site became the new center of U.S. Military Aviation experimental efforts
Erected by Dayton Foundation and the Montgomery County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World I. A significant historical date for this entry is October 18, 1917.
Location. 39° 46.688′ N, 84° 11.675′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is on N. Bend Blvd., on the right when traveling north. Touch for map
McCook Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 17, 2018
2. McCook Field Marker
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1046-1160 N Bend Blvd, Dayton OH 45404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Honor of Don Bassett (approx. Ό mile away); a different marker also named McCook Field (approx. 0.3 miles away); Testing, Testing, Testing (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dayton Fire Department Station No. 14 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of First Game in the NFL (approx. half a mile away); D-134 Artillery Memorial Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Katharine Kennedy Brown (approx. 0.6 miles away); State of Ohio Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2014, by Douglas Williams of Dayton, Ohio. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 15, 2014, by Douglas Williams of Dayton, Ohio.   2. submitted on April 22, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 20, 2022