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Lodwick School of Aeronautics

 
 
Lodwick School of Aeronautics Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 20, 2016
1. Lodwick School of Aeronautics Marker
Inscription.  On September 14, 1940, the Lodwick School of Aeronautics began flight instruction in Lakeland by contract with the United States Army Air Corps. Owned and operated by Albert Irvin Lodwick, the school had an initial enrollment of 40 cadets, a peak enrollment of 300, and almost 500 civilian employees. An outgrowth of one of the nine original schools in the AAC pilot training program, the Lodwick School of Aeronautics was the first primary school to open in the Eastern Flying Training Command and one of the last to close. When the school closed August 7, 1945, it had graduated over 6,000 American and 1,200 British pilots.
 
Erected 1994 by Lakeland Historic Preservation Board.
 
Location. 28° 4.407′ N, 81° 56.965′ W. Marker is in Lakeland, Florida, in Polk County. Marker can be reached from North Lake Avenue 0.1 miles north of Gilmore Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the west side of the Tigertown Complex Parks Office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2220 North Lake Avenue, Lakeland FL 33805, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
Lodwick School of Aeronautics Marker at the Tigertown Complex Parks Office image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 20, 2016
2. Lodwick School of Aeronautics Marker at the Tigertown Complex Parks Office
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Acton Community (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of the Camp of The 10th Cavalry, The “Buffalo Soldiers” (approx. 1.8 miles away); Polk County Confederate Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Munn Park Historic District (approx. 2 miles away); ‘Mute Swan Protecting Her Cygnets’ (approx. 2 miles away); Munn Park (approx. 2 miles away); Allen Kryger (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Carpenters' Home (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakeland.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
Tigertown Complex Parks Office entrance image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 20, 2016
3. Tigertown Complex Parks Office entrance
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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