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Aero Memorial Pillar

Aviator Park

 

—Memorial to the aviators of Pennsylvania killed in action —

 
Aero Memorial Pillar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 18, 2011
1. Aero Memorial Pillar Marker
Inscription.
Aero
Memorial

World War I
1917–1918

 
Erected 1950 by Fairmont Park Art Association.
 
Location. 39° 57.487′ N, 75° 10.322′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is directly accross from the front steps of The Franklin Institute. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors (within shouting distance of this marker); The City Plan of Philadelphia (within shouting distance of this marker); Meriwether Lewis (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Central Library (about 500 feet away); General Tadeusz Kosciuszko (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frank N. Piasecki (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baldwin Locomotive Works (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civilian Public Service (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. The marker itself is a work of art
 
Also see . . .
Aero Memorial Marble Pillar image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 18, 2011
2. Aero Memorial Marble Pillar
1. Philadelphia Public Art. (Submitted on December 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. American Flier, Julian Biddle Killed in France – News Story. (Submitted on December 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. Aviator Norton Downs Jr. Burial Site. Norton Downs was the great-great-great grandson of Declaration of Independence Signer Thomas McKean. (Submitted on December 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.) 

4. War Letters of Houston Woodward. (Submitted on December 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceNotable PersonsWar, World I
 
Back of Aero Memorial Pillar - Aviators: image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 18, 2011
3. Back of Aero Memorial Pillar - Aviators:
Julian Biddle
Richard Foulke Day
Norton Downs Jr.
Carl Christian Glanz
William Besse Kuen
Houston Woodward
Back of Aero Memorial Pillar image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 18, 2011
4. Back of Aero Memorial Pillar
Aviators Wall image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 18, 2011
5. Aviators Wall
Aviator Memorial stone reflection seating image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 18, 2011
6. Aviator Memorial stone reflection seating

Thou hast caught splendour from the sailless sea, and mystery from many stars outwatched.-
Stephen Phillips

Master and Maker, God of right the soldier dead are at thy gate who kept the spears of honour bright and freedom's house inviolate.-John Drinkwater
Aero Memorial Pillar with The Franklin Institute as a backdrop image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 18, 2011
7. Aero Memorial Pillar with The Franklin Institute as a backdrop
Aero Memorial Pillar with Fairmont Park Art Logo visible image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 18, 2011
8. Aero Memorial Pillar with Fairmont Park Art Logo visible
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 29, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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