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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wright Brothers’ 1903 Flyer, Lockeheed Vega, P-51 Mustang Fighter, Bell-47 Flyer, Global Flyer

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Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer, Lockeheed Vega, P-51 Mustang Fighter, Bell-47 Flyer, Global Flyer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
1. Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer, Lockeheed Vega, P-51 Mustang Fighter, Bell-47 Flyer, Global Flyer Marker
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Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer
"I got on the machine at 10:35 for the first trial increasing in speed to probably 7 or 8 miles. The machine lifted..."
—Orville Wright's Diary, December 17, 1903

1903 machine on the launching track, Dec. 14, 1903.
Library of Congress, LC-W86-22.


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Lockheed Vega
Amelia Earhart makes record-breaking nonstop flights in her Vega across both the Atlantic and the United States.

Amelia Earhart climbing to the cockpit of her Lockheed Vega.
Courtesy of Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collectives.


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P-51 Mustang Fighter
The first black combat pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen, fly over 200 escort missions during World War II and never lose a bomber to the enemy.

Group of pilots on airplane, Tuskegee Army Air Field, Alabama.
between 1941-1945. Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-128633.


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Bell-47 Helicopter
The Bell-47, also known as the H-13 or HTL-4, is the first helicopter to be awarded a commercial license in 1946. Pilots using this helicopter rescued thousands of wounded soldiers during the Korean War.

Evacuating
Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer, Lockeheed Vega, P-51 Mustang Fighter, Bell-47 Flyer, Global Flyer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
2. Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer, Lockeheed Vega, P-51 Mustang Fighter, Bell-47 Flyer, Global Flyer Marker
Marine casualties in Korea, 1952. Naval Historical Center NH-97118.


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Global Flyer
In March 2005, Steve Fossett flies around the world without stopping or refueling in a single seat, turbofan jet engine powered airplane. It takes 67 hours and one minute.

The Global Flyer on its record-breaking flight.
Courtesy of Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer.


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Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 52.525′ N, 77° 0.195′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Tingey Street Southeast east of New Jersey Avenue SE. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1956 (here, next to this marker); 1960/2000 (here, next to this marker); 1958 (here, next to this marker); Cantilever Bridge (a few steps from this marker); 1970/2000 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 1956 (a few steps from this marker); April 1, 1967 (a few steps from this marker); 1967 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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