Boonton in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
General James H. Doolittle
Of This Historic Achievement of the
First Instrument Flight
September 24, 1989
In the 93rd Year of James H. Doolittle’s Life
The Citizens of Boonton Township
The Yankee Air Force
Location. 40° 56.024′ N, 74° Touch for map. Located in the Rockaway Valley Aerodrome Fields. Marker is at or near this postal address: 353 Powerville Road, Boonton NJ 07005, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boonton Township 9/11 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Dixon Homestead (approx. half a mile away); Rockaway Valley United Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Adam Miller House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Boonton Township Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Morris Canal (approx. 1.1 miles away); Decker-Kincaid Homestead (approx. 1.8 miles away); Boonton Historic District (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boonton.
Regarding General James H. Doolittle.
In the fall of 1927 the Aircraft Radio Corporation was formed to pioneer the development of aircraft radios and electronics. A flying field was established at the facility to aid in engineering and testing. The airport remained in use until the mid 1980s. The grass runways are now used for recreation athletic fields. Lt. Doolittle had an office here and flew from this site many times, but
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