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Lituanica

First trans-Atlantic flight by Lithuanians

 
 
Entrance to Floyd Bennett Field, Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn NY image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Philip Gilson, 10 4 2014
1. Entrance to Floyd Bennett Field, Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn NY
This entrance is directly across from the Lituanica marker that is in the median of the highway.
Inscription.  
Lituanica
1923 - 2013
80th Anniversary Flight across the Atlantic
Lithuanian Pilots
Steponas Darius and Stasys Girenas

 
Erected 2013.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 40° 34.91′ N, 73° 53.493′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Aviation Road, on the left when traveling north on Flatbush Avenue. Opposite entrance to Floyd Bennett Field on Flatbush Ave Ext. There is a city bus stop about 100 feet away. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11234, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michael D Glover (approx. 2.2 miles away); John P McGonigol (approx. 2.2 miles away); Four Chaplains Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hendrick I. Lott House (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Hendrick I. Lott House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Sheepshead Bay Veterans Memorial
Lituanica Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Philip Gilson, 10 4 2014
2. Lituanica Marker
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(approx. 3 miles away); Floyd Bennett Post # 1060 (approx. 3 miles away); F. D. N. Y. (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a varnished wooden sign on the median on the left side of Flatbush Ave going back to Brooklyn
 
Also see . . .  Lutuanica - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 8, 2014, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York.)
 
Lituanica Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Philip Gilson, 10 4 2014
3. Lituanica Marker
Showing how hidden the marker is on the median on the left side of the road.
Lituanica Marker inside Ryan Visior Center at Floyd Bennett Field image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Philip Gilson, 10 5 2014
4. Lituanica Marker inside Ryan Visior Center at Floyd Bennett Field
Text on the marker follows information in the wiki article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lituanica
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2014, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 8, 2014, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York.   2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2014, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York.   4. submitted on October 8, 2014, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 25, 2022