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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Palmdale, California
Location of Palmdale, California
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|Born in Duluth, Minnesota, on February 14th, 1913. In the 1930s he won the junior pilot aerobatic meet, barnstormed the country, operated two flying schools and competed in air races. In 1941 he joined the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation and tested . . . — — Map (db m115527) HM|
Date Acquire: 2004
The A-4 cockpit trainer was constructed by Lockheed to train pilots in the use of the newly installed controls found in the modified A-4AR Argentina aircraft.
A-4AR . . . — — Map (db m115176) HM|
| Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman Corporation
Production Period: 1993 to 1997
Number Produced: 21
Production Series: Production Blocks 10, 20, and 30
Roles: Originally designed as a land-based all-weather intercontinental . . . — — Map (db m47722) HM|
Blackbird Wind Tunnel Model
Aircraft models such as this are used in high-speed wind tunnels to test aerodynamic shapes, stresses, and temperatures. This particular model was used for testing all . . . — — Map (db m149742) HM|
Manufacturer: McDonnell Aircraft (later McDonnell-Douglas and The Boeing Company)
Production Period: 1957 to 1961
Number Produced: 885 total all sources
Production Series: F-101A, B & C, RF-101A, B,C,G; . . . — — Map (db m149743) HM|
|F-104s were versatile work-horses in NASA's stable of research and support aircraft, accumulating more than 18,000 flights in a variety of missions.
Registered as N812NA, this aircraft is one of three F-104s built specially for NASA for use as . . . — — Map (db m122019) HM|
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A/C SN: 23231
FAA Registration N91FS
Date Acquired: August, 1998
From: Own, donated by Tractor Corp
Displayed: October, 1998
23 April 54 - First Flight
11 May 54 - . . . — — Map (db m47721) HM|
|James J. Stegman
1920 - 2009
Born Aug 23, 1920, in Offerle, Kansas. He was the 6th son of 18 children. In 1940, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps as a Private. As he worked up in rank to Sergeant, he also was sent to pilot school. He received . . . — — Map (db m47729) HM|
|Monty Odett believed in and continuously worked for progress and development in the Antelope Valley. The Antelope Valley Freeway will remain a lasting testimonial to his dedication.
Concrete monument to the cooperation between community . . . — — Map (db m149744)|
| The Lazy T is one of the
original Ritter family homesteads
of the late 18th & early 19th century.
This ranch was at one time part of
over 12,000 acres owned and worked
by the Ritter brothers as a: Cattle
ranch, almond orchard, dry . . . — — Map (db m155711) HM|
Date Acquired: June 1, 2008
From: US Air Force
Displayed: July 30, 2008
This Units History
Was used on the F-117 program as a test load.
The MK-20 Rockeye is a free-fall, unguided Cluster Bomb Unit (CBU) designed to kill . . . — — Map (db m115175) HM|
|Built in 1886
Dedicated to the Citizens of Palmdale.
October 16, 1986
On April 10, 1888 the Palmdale School District was formed and this building served as its first school. The school, located near 27th East & Ave R-8, was attended by the . . . — — Map (db m53031) HM|
|Stanley P Butchart
1928 - 2008
After receiving primary and secondary civilian pilot training. Butchart enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July 1942. Upon his completion of flight training at Corpus Christi, Tex., he joined torpedo-bomber Air . . . — — Map (db m47723) HM|
|With more than 150 "First Flight" records and numerous milestones in flight, the Antelope Valley has been home to Aerospace throughout the century. These numerous accomplishments include:
-Air Force Capt. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager's breaking of . . . — — Map (db m149747) HM|
|One of the most outstanding geological features in California, extending for over 650 miles from Point Arena, north of San Francisco, to south of San Gorgonio Pass, between twenty and thirty miles deep and more than a mile wide in some locations. . . . — — Map (db m149749) HM|
|William J. "Pete" Knight
(November 18, 1929 – May 8, 2004) was a combat pilot, test pilot, Astronaut, and US politician. Knight holds the world’s speed record for flight in a winged powered aircraft. Knight enlisted in the United States . . . — — Map (db m118711) HM|
|First Run: 1 October 1948
Developed from British Sapphire, the Wright J-65 was an axial-flow turbojet engine produced by Curtiss-Wright under license from Armstrong Siddeley. Curtiss-Wright purchased a license for the Sapphire in 1950, with plans . . . — — Map (db m115174) HM|