(1919-2008)Aviation pioneer Piasecki developed and flew the 2nd helicopter in the US and the world's 1st tandem rotor helicopter, initiating the 1st practical use of rotorcraft in the 1940s. His original company, started here, now a division of Boeing, is a world leader in helicopter production. In 1956, he founded Piasecki Aircraft Corp., continuing development of innovative advanced rotorcraft. Awarded the National Medal of Technology in 1986.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 485386 N 4423427|
|Decimal Degrees||39.96086667, -75.17110000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 57.652', W 75° 10.266'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 57' 39.12" N, 75° 10' 15.96" W|
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|Area Code(s)||215, 267, 717, 484, 610|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1941 Callowhill St, Philadelphia PA 19130, US|
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