Site of DuPont Airfield

Site of DuPont Airfield (HMTDN)

Location: Wilmington, DE 19807 New Castle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 45.906', W 75° 35.914'

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In 1924, a private airfield was established here by Henry B. duPont. Charles Lindbergh landed here in October 1927. With Richard duPont's purchase of controlling interest in All-American Aviation, and Henry duPont's establishment of Atlantic Aviation in 1938, the airfield was expanded, becoming one of the most modern privately owned public-use facilities in the country. Though civil flights were restricted during World War II, the DuPont Airfield continued to prosper as a flight training site for the Navy and as a base for the Civil Air Patrol. It was an important site for development and testing of military experimental projects. Space limitations led to the transfer of most operations following the war. The final flight from DuPont Airfield was in 1958. The site was used by the DuPont Company for construction of the Barley Mill research and development center.
Marker NumberNC-127
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 9:54am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 448731 N 4401857
Decimal Degrees39.76510000, -75.59856667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.906', W 75° 35.914'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 54.36" N, 75° 35' 54.84" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 908-938 Centre Rd, Wilmington DE 19807, US
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