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Fountain Valley in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Helicopter Landing Pad

 
 
Helicopter Landing Pad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Greg Ullman, September 2, 2012
1. Helicopter Landing Pad Marker
Inscription. Navy purchased the land in 1943. Fixed wing planes used the airstrip into the 1950's. In 1952 Marine Helicopter pilots practiced take-offs and landings at this site up through the Vietnam era.
 
Erected 1976 by Fountain Valley Historical Society. (Marker Number 27.)
 
Location. 33° 43.574′ N, 117° 56.895′ W. Marker is in Fountain Valley, California, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Brookhurst Street near Heil Avenue, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is located within Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park, at the northeast end of the parking lot near Ballfield #4. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16400 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley CA 92708, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonia Jaurez ( approx. 0.8 miles away); Post Brother's Plow ( approx. 1.1 miles away); Hoffman House ( approx. 1.2 miles away); Rancho Lucero ( approx. 1.3 miles away); Horse Ranch ( approx. 1.3 miles away); Ishii Home ( approx. 1.4 miles away); Nimocks Home ( approx. 1.7 miles away); Fountain Valley Drive-In ( approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fountain Valley.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMilitaryWar, VietnamWar, World II
 
View of Helicopter Landing Pad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Greg Ullman, September 17, 2012
2. View of Helicopter Landing Pad Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2012, by Greg Ullman of Fountain Valley, California. This page has been viewed 692 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2012, by Greg Ullman of Fountain Valley, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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