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West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Flight Memorial

 
 
Flight Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
1. Flight Memorial Marker
Inscription. The hundreds of graduates honored here gave their lives in flight while serving the country. Such sacrifices were not imagined at West Pointís founding, yet they forged the spirit of Army Air Service, Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces, United States Air Force and Army Aviation. All who serve in the air will ever owe homage to these graduates who went before them in life - - and in death.
 
Erected 1992.
 
Location. 41° 23.374′ N, 73° 57.727′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Mills Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located just north of Lusk Reservoir. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Air Cadet Memorial (here, next to this marker); To the American Soldier (within shouting distance of this marker); Forts Webb, Wyllys and Meigs (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); North and South Redoubts (about 400 feet away); The Beverly Robinson House (about 400 feet away); Artillery Blind (about 400 feet away); Fort Arnold (about 400 feet away); Fort Putnam (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
More about this marker.
Flight Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
2. Flight Memorial
The logo of the United States Military Academy appears near the top of the marker. A figure atop a column of flames and smoke is above the memorial.
 
Categories. Military
 
Memorial at West Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
3. Memorial at West Point
Flight Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
4. Flight Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 28, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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