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Old Orchard Beach in York County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

“Runway to Glory”

 
 
"Runway to Glory" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2011
1. "Runway to Glory" Marker
Inscription.
In recognition of these early transatlantic flights from Old Orchard Beach, Maine
and
Harry M. Jones
Pioneer Aviator
whose airport on this beach made these flights possible


August 26, 1927
"Detroiter"
Edward Schlee & William Brock
'Stinson'
London, England
via Harbour Grace, Nfld.
——————
September 6, 1927
"Old Glory
Lloyd Bertnod, James Hill
Phillip Payne
'Lost at Sea'
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October 23, 1927
"Dawn"
Mrs. Frances Grayson
Wilmer Stultz
Bryce Goldsborough
'Returned'
——————
September 19, 1928
"Roma"
Cesare Sabelli
L.M. Piscucci
Roger Q. Williams
'Returned'
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June 13, 1929
"Green Flash"
Roger Q. Williams
Lewis Yancey
"Bellanca"
'Crashed on Take Off'
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June 13, 1929
"Yellowbird"
Jean Assolant, Rene Lefevre
Armand Lotti, Jr.
Stowaway
Arthur Schrieber
Landed in
Santander, Spain
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July 8, 1929
"Pathfinder"
Roger Q. Williams &
Lewis Yancey
Arrived
Santander,
"Runway to Glory" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2011
2. "Runway to Glory" Marker
Looking NE toward intersection of 1st and Staples Streets
Spain
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May 28, 1939
"Baby Clipper"
Thomas H. Smith
'Lost at Sea off Nfld.'

[Dedicated] August 29, 1971
 
Erected 1971 by Old Orchard Beach Historical Society and Maine Aviation Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 30.91′ N, 70° 22.581′ W. Marker is in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, in York County. Marker is on 1st Street near Staples Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is adjacent to the gazebo in Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Old Orchard Beach ME 04064, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Spirit of St. Louis" (a few steps from this marker); Old Orchard World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); "Father Bob" (within shouting distance of this marker); Salvation Army Camp Meeting Grounds (approx. 0.4 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Orchard Beach.
 
More about this marker. Center panel of marker is missing.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Orchard Beach Airfield. (Submitted on December 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Harry M. Jones Collection. (Submitted on December 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Maine Air Museum. (Submitted on December 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceExploration
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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