Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Major General John R Alison
Alison served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Aeronautics (forerunner to the FAA) under President Truman from 1947-1949 and was Chairman of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. He reenlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1950 to fight in Korea. He retired from the United States Air Force Reserve in 1972, attaining the rank of Major General.
Erected by Gainesville Regional Airport.
Location. 29° 41.248′ N, 82° 17.129′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker can be reached from Waldo Road (State Road 24) 0.3 miles north of Northeast 39th Avenue (Road 222), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located along the west entrance to the airport. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3880 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville FL 32609, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gainesville Regional Airport (here, next to this marker); Chestnut Funeral Home (approx. 3.1 miles away); Roper Park / Old City Park (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Gainesville Servicemen's Center / Thelma Boltin Center (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Bailey House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); "The Great Endurance Run" (approx. 3.2 miles away); Matheson House (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
Categories. • Air & Space • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 16, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.