Daring Pilots, Youthful Heroes

Daring Pilots, Youthful Heroes (HM2EZJ)

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N 37° 48.216', W 122° 27.984'

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The 91st Observation SquadronCrissy Field was home to many daring pilots who made their mark on aviation history. Among these famous flyers were Major Dana H. Crissy, who died in a crash attempting to fly to the East Coast from here, and Major Hap Arnold, who later led U. S. Army Air Forces during World War II. In 1924, Lieutenant Russell L. Maughan flew from the East Coast to Crissy Field in one day from "dawn to dusk," and Lieutenant Lowell H. Smith landed here after flying around the world.
Behind the Flight LineOfficers and their families were housed on the bluff by the Golden Gate. Enlisted men lived in the three-story barracks behind you. The mothers, wives and children of the aviators were authorized to go aloft on special occasions to "eliminate worry" about the risks their daring men were taking. Their happy expressions suggest the strategy worked.
Lieutenant Lowell H. Smith landed his aircraft at Crissy Field when he completed the first round-the-world flight in 1924.
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Date Added Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 546973 N 4184158
Decimal Degrees37.80360000, -122.46640000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.216', W 122° 27.984'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 12.96" N, 122° 27' 59.04" W
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