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Boyertown in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Carl A. Spaatz

(1891-1974)

 
 
Carl A. Spaatz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 15, 2015
1. Carl A. Spaatz Marker
Inscription. Aviation pioneer Spaatz was a 1914 graduate of West Point and a pilot in France in World War I. He rose to the rank of brigadier general in 1940 and general in 1945. During World War II he commanded the US 8th Air Force and the US Strategic Air Forces in Europe, facilitating the ground invasion and liberation of western Europe. He was first Chief of Staff of the newly independent US Air Force, 1947-48. Boyertown was his home.
 
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 19.906′ N, 75° 38.498′ W. Marker is in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of South Reading Ave. (PA 562) and West 2nd Street on South Reading Ave. (PA 562). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boyertown PA 19512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jeremiah Sweinhart and Successors (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rhoads Opera House Fire (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boyertown Burial Casket Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colebrookdale Furnace (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hanover Lutheran Church
Carl A. Spaatz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 15, 2015
2. Carl A. Spaatz Marker
(approx. 3.9 miles away); Falkner Swamp Reformed Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Thomas Rutter (approx. 4.8 miles away); John F. Hartranft (approx. 5.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boyertown.
 
Also see . . .  General Carl A. Spaat - U.S. Air Force. (Submitted on June 20, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World IWar, World II
 
Carl A. Spaatz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 15, 2015
3. Carl A. Spaatz Marker
Inscription on the plaque-Planted and maintained by Boyertown Rotary Club
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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