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Frank N. Piasecki

(1919-2008)

 
 
Frank N. Piasecki Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
1. Frank N. Piasecki Marker
Inscription. Aviation pioneer Piasecki developed and flew the 2nd helicopter in the US and the world’s 1st tandem rotor helicopter, initiating the 1st practical use of rotorcraft in the 1940s. His original company, started here, now a division of Boeing, is a world leader in helicopter production. In 1956, he founded Piasecki Aircraft Corp., continuing development of innovative advanced rotorcraft. Awarded the National Medal of Technology in 1986.
 
Erected 2010 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.652′ N, 75° 10.266′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Callowhill Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1937 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia PA 19130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Central Library (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baldwin Locomotive Works (about 600 feet away); All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aero Memorial Pillar (approx. 0.2 miles away); The City Plan of Philadelphia (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Frank N. Piasecki Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
2. Frank N. Piasecki Marker
Meriwether Lewis (approx. ¼ mile away); General Tadeusz Kosciuszko (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas Eakins (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Frank N. Plasecki Biography. (Submitted on April 20, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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