College Park Airport

College Park Airport (HM1CD2)

Location: College Park, MD 20740 Prince George's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.764', W 76° 55.398'

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First Military Airport In The United States

The following notable events occurred on this airfield
1909 - Wilbur Wright instructed first flying officers of Signal Corps, U. S. Army
1911 - First Army flying school established here
First bombsite tested from an aircraft
1912 - First group cross country flight originated here. Destination Chevy Chase, MD
First machine gun fired from an aircraft
First radio message sent from an aircraft
1922 - First flight of a helicopter made by Henry Berliner
One of the first points of origin for United States Air Mail.
HM NumberHM1CD2
Series This marker is part of the Postal Mail and Philately series
Year Placed1961
Placed ByCollege Park Rotary Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 5:15am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 333403 N 4316249
Decimal Degrees38.97940000, -76.92330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.764', W 76° 55.398'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 45.84" N, 76° 55' 23.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301, 240, 703, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5111 Litton Rd, College Park MD 20740, US
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