Near Jackson Center in Shelby County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Korn Field Airport
The brother then built a French-designed Benoist plane, which is on display in the Smithsonian Institute Auxiliary Museum,Sutland, Maryland. On August 13, 1913 they crashed their plane in a filed near here and Milt was killed. After a two-year absence from flying, Ed was testing a seaplane when he crashed into the water of Lake St. Clair, Michigan. This ended his flying career and he became a chiropractor.
Korn Field was later operated by a younger brother, Arlington Korn, It was used by the Flying Farmers organization, and following World War II, pilots were trained here under the G.I. Bill of Rights.
Presently, the six-acre complex is owned by Wayne Korn, who operates Creative Plastics, Inc.
Erected 2001 by Shelby County Historical Society.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18163 Snider Road, Jackson Center OH 45334, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lois Lenski (approx. 5 miles away); John W. Carey (approx. 5 miles away); The Site of the St. Jacob Lutheran Church and Cemetery (approx. 5½ miles away); Port Jefferson School Bell (approx. 6 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 6½ miles away); Beehive Community Church (approx. 6.7 miles away); Wenger One Room School (approx. 6.8 miles away); Sts. Peter and Paul Church (approx. 6.8 miles away).
Regarding Korn Field Airport. In the lobby of the factory at this site are many framed photographs on the walls.
Categories. • Air & Space • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2015, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 15, 2015, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.