(1894-1976)Missouri native William Francis "Bill" Long was 17 when his family moved to Texas. During World War I, he was an aerial observer and pilot in the 24th Aero Squadron, First Army Observation Group. After the war, he established San Antonio Aviation and Motor School at Stinson Field. In 1925, he bought 251 surplus Curtiss airplanes and a hangar at Love Field and moved his flight training school there as Dallas Aviation School and Air College. Never idle, long, sometimes referred to as "Mr. Love Field," built a new airfield, Curtiss-Wright field, with partners in 1929 at Grand Prairie.
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|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 755948 N 3622553|
|Decimal Degrees||32.71106667, -96.26941667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 42.664', W 96° 16.165'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 42' 39.84" N, 96° 16' 9.9" W|
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|Area Code(s)||972, 214|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near British Flying School Blvd, Terrell TX 75160, US|
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