Warrensburg in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Floyd Bennett Memorial
—1890 - 1928 —
1890 - 1928
A Resident of Warrensburgh, he served in the World War and was later Commander Byrd's pilot on his North Pole Flight. He Sacrificed his life in rescue of the Bremen Trans-Atlantic Fliers.
Erected by American Legion, Warrensburg Post Number 446.
Location. 43° 29.783′ N, 73° 46.533′ W. Marker is in Warrensburg, New York, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 9) and Adirondack Avenue, on the left on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warrensburg NY 12885, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Town of Warrensburgh (here, next to this marker); Charles R. Bishop Childhood Home (approx. 2.2 miles away); James Cameron (approx. 4.7 miles away); Lake George (approx. 5.4 miles away); Montcalm's Camp (approx. 5.7 miles away); Old Court House (approx. 5.8 miles away); Sunken Fleet (approx. 5.9 miles away); Ethan Allen tour boat tragedy (approx. 5.9 miles away).
More about this marker. Towards the north of the village of Warrensburg, US Route 9 (Main Street) is intersected
Also see . . . Floyd Bennett biography, on the Arlington National Cemetery web site. "Bennett was appointed second-in-command of Byrd's 1928-30 expedition to the South Pole, most of the details he had planned. Before the expedition set out, he and Bernt Balchen (see biography under U.S. Air Force) set out to salvage the Bremen, the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic westwards, which had gone down off the coast of Labrador." (Submitted on April 23, 2009.)
Categories. • Air & Space • Exploration • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2009, by John Farrell of Lake George, New York. This page has been viewed 985 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 20, 2009, by John Farrell of Lake George, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.