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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Seymour W. Dunham

In Honor Of

 
 
Seymour W. Dunham Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
1. Seymour W. Dunham Marker
Inscription.

Early Aeronautical Engineer
and
Avid Aviation Historian

 
Location. 39° 46.763′ N, 84° 6.751′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker (Memorial Wall #1, 071) is in the Memorial Park of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, with museum access off Springfield Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton OH 45433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 47th Fighter Squadron (here, next to this marker); AC-130A Spectre Gunship II (here, next to this marker); SSgt Forrest Ray Cope (here, next to this marker); 504th Bomb Group (VH) (here, next to this marker); Frederick W. Kaufmann, Colonel, USAF (here, next to this marker); USAF Pilot Class 1954E (here, next to this marker); Michael Slepecky, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Army Air Corps Flying Cadet Class 41-B (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Regarding Seymour W. Dunham. Bio Sketch from the Dunham MSS at Wright State University:

Seymour W. Dunham, known to friends as “Skit”, was born on December 23, 1910 in Dayton, Ohio. He
Memorial Wall #1 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Memorial Wall #1
worked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as an engineer until his retirement in 1973. As an aviation historian and Wright Brothers’ biographer, Dunham collected and conducted research on airplane models, aeronautics, and technology, as well as information on the aviators, engineers, and mechanics. He was a member of several local and national aviation and historical organizations. Dunham also gave several presentations to local historical societies on the Wright Brothers or aviation history in general.
 
Also see . . .
1. Seymour W. Dunham MSS at Wright State University. (Submitted on July 29, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on July 29, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Memorial Wall #1 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Memorial Wall #1
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 29, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on July 19, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on July 2, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on December 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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