Wright-Patterson AFB

Wright-Patterson AFB (HMJPB)

Location: Dayton, OH 45402 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 46.1', W 84° 11.202'

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— (Inventing Flight: The Centennial Celebration Series #8) —

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings...
-John Gillespie Magee

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has led the nation throughout the evolution of U.S. military air superiority. When the original Wright Field was dedicated in 1927, it developed all aircraft and aeronautical equipment for the Army Air Corp [sic]. This work continued into World War II when U.S. air fleet capabilities vastly improved. For the 1991 Gulf War, navigation and targeting systems developed at Wright[-]Patterson allowed pilots to locate their targets in nighttime fog. Other advanced radar systems could identify detail on targets 30 miles away.

Possibly Wright[-]Patterson's most famous moment was one of peace. Because of its excellent airfield, security, logistical support, and lodging facilities, Wright-Patterson hosted the 1995 peace accords for the conflict in the Balkan nations. The talks lasted for 21 days and were so close to breaking down at one point that the Croatian president's jet sat on the ramp, loaded with its engines running. A breakthrough was reached, however, and the Dayton Peace Agreement, the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina, was signed.
Year Placed2003
Placed ByInventing Flight and Dayton Power & Light Company Foundation
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 9:30pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 740969 N 4405831
Decimal Degrees39.76833333, -84.18670000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.1', W 84° 11.202'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 6.00" N, 84° 11' 12.12" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5883-5885 Great Miami River Recreational Trail, Dayton OH 45402, US
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