Taylor Field

Taylor Field (HM1D7G)

Location: Pike Rd, AL 36064 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 18.579', W 86° 7.024'

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Montgomery's first military flying installation was established 200 yards south of this spot in November of 1917. The facility was named for Captain Ralph L. Taylor, who was killed in an airplane crash at Mineola Field, New York in August of 1917. The primary flying school here included 16 hangers, repair shops, warehouses, quarters, a hospital, and nearly 200 JN-4 and DH-4 aircraft on its 800 acres. One hundred and thirty-nine fledgling pilots completed the eight-week course and some served in France during the First World War. Taylor Field closed in April of 1919 and reopened as Gunter Auxiliary Air Field No. 5 during World War II. It was closed again in July of 1946.
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HM NumberHM1D7G
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Year Placed1993
Placed ByThe Montgomery Chapter of the Air Force Association and Founders Flight, Order of Daedalians & the Alabama Historical Association
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 583117 N 3575101
Decimal Degrees32.30965000, -86.11706667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 18.579', W 86° 7.024'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 18' 34.74" N, 86° 7' 1.44" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2100-2124 Co Rd 75, Pike Rd AL 36064, US
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Sep 24, 2016 at 9:48am PDT by jsavoy

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