Site of Bellanca Airfield

Site of Bellanca Airfield (HM96F)

Location: New Castle, DE 19720 New Castle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 39.866', W 75° 35.196'

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An airfield, aircraft plant, and service hangar were built here in 1928 by Giuseppe Mario Bellanca and Henry B. duPont. An aviation pioneer, Bellanca immigrated from Italy in 1912. His plane Columbia was Charles Lindbergh's choice for a Trans-Atlantic crossing, but he was unable to secure its use. Two weeks after Lindbergh's flight Columbia was flown non-stop to Berlin, a world record 3,911 miles. Bellanca's Miss Veedol flew the first Trans-Pacific flight in 1931. Over the years his planes established numerous records for altitude, endurance, and speed. Between 1928 and 1954, approximately 3,000 aircraft were produced here.
HM NumberHM96F
Marker NumberNC-134
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 9:23pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 449683 N 4390678
Decimal Degrees39.66443333, -75.58660000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 39.866', W 75° 35.196'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 39' 51.96" N, 75° 35' 11.76" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 791 Frenchtown Rd E, New Castle DE 19720, US
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