McCook Field

McCook Field (HM1FCE)

Location: Dayton, OH 45404 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 46.688', W 84° 11.675'

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"The Cradle of Aviation"

McCook Field was established as a research and development facility of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Aviation section. 18 October 1917, this Dayton site favorably located within the U.S. industrial complet became the aviation engineering and development station and proving ground with the entry of World War I, it was the "Cradle of Aviation" for ten years. As airplanes became faster and heavier, a huge sign warned aviators..."This field is small use it all" and soon the 254 acre McCook Field became inadequate. On 12 October 1927, on more than 4000 acres donated by Dayton Citizenry, Wright Field was dedicated and that site became the new center of U.S. Military Aviation experimental efforts
Placed ByDayton Foundation and the Montgomery County Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 12:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 740260 N 4406897
Decimal Degrees39.77813333, -84.19458333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.688', W 84° 11.675'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 41.28" N, 84° 11' 40.5" W
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Area Code(s)937
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1046-1160 N Bend Blvd, Dayton OH 45404, US
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