Wings over Great Lakes

Wings over Great Lakes (HMPCB)

Location: North Chicago, IL 60088 Lake County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 18.706', W 87° 50.413'

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Early aviation at Great Lakes included both pilot training and schools for enlisted Aviation Quartermasters, Machinists Mates, Aviation Armorers, and Ordinancemen [sic]. The first pilots were from among wealthy Illinois families who not only encouraged Captain Moffett, the base commander, to establish the program, but also provided their own seaplanes. These planes, including Curtiss Flying Boats, were housed in the seaplane hanger, which still stands, across from the original Boathouse. In the late 1930s, the aviation program outgrew the base and was moved to Naval Air Station Glenview.
Placed ByNaval Station Great Lakes
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 5:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 430755 N 4684734
Decimal Degrees42.31176667, -87.84021667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 18.706', W 87° 50.413'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 18' 42.36" N, 87° 50' 24.78" W
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Area Code(s)847
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-25 Farragut Ave, North Chicago IL 60088, US
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