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Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Testing, Testing, Testing

McCook Field 1917- 1927

 

—Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park Aviation Trail —

 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 17, 2018
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Inscription. Where today you see ball fields and green space, there was once a 254-acre military-industrial complex dedicated to advancing aviation. Some four dozen laboratories, hangars, shops, and offices were hurriedly built here in fall of 1917, the first year of World War I. For next ten years engineers, scientists, and technicians working here for the Army Air Corps tested propeller design, engine performance, landing gear, oxygen systems, new freefall parachutes, and wing design.

They pioneered high-altitude aerial photography, cockpit instrumentation, and radio beacon navigation systems. They experimented with aerial ambulances and invented crop dusters.

If you have ever flown safely and comfortably as a commercial airline passenger at 39,000 feet, you have benefited directly from the work done on this small field in the 1920s.
 
Erected 2017 by Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park Aviation Trail.
 
Location. 39° 46.444′ N, 84° 11.45′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is on North Bend Blvd near East Helena Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is along the Great Miami River Trail adjacent to Kettering Field. Marker is

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By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 17, 2018
2. Testing, Testing, Testing Marker
full view of marker
at or near this postal address: 444 North Bend Blvd, Dayton OH 45404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McCook Field (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named McCook Field (approx. 0.3 miles away); Neil Armstrong (approx. half a mile away); John Glenn (approx. half a mile away); Wright-Patterson AFB (approx. half a mile away); Inventing Flight: The Centennial Celebration (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named McCook Field (approx. half a mile away); State of Ohio Korean War Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 17, 2018
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as seen from the OHS McCook Field marker
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4. Testing, Testing, Testing Marker
detail of pictures on marker
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 17, 2018
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detail of picture on marker "this field is small, use it all"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 22, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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