Bell XP-59A Jet Aircraft

Bell XP-59A Jet Aircraft (HMZWD)

Location: Edwards AFB, CA 93524 Kern County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 55.462', W 117° 53.942'

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On Oct. 2, 1942, a Bell XP-59A Aircraft powered by Twin General Electric Type 1-A Engines introduced Jet Flight to America. This new age began here at Edwards Air Force Base as the XP-59A lifted from Rogers Dry Lake with Bell Test Pilot Robert M. Stanley at the controls. Later the same day, Col.L.C. Craigie became the first American military pilot to the fly the aircraft.
This Memorial is Dedicated
To all those who contributed to these first flights and is presented in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary of that event through the cooperation of:
United States Air Force · Jet Pioneers' Assoc. Of U.S.A · General Electric Co. · Textron's Bell Aerosystems Co.
Year Placed1967
Placed ByUnited States Air Force, Jet Pioneers' Accoc. Of U.S.A, General Electric Co., and Textron's Bell Aerosystems Co
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 9:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 417885 N 3865024
Decimal Degrees34.92436667, -117.89903333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.462', W 117° 53.942'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 27.72" N, 117° 53' 56.52" W
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Area Code(s)661
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 104 Rosamond Blvd, Edwards AFB CA 93524, US
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