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Air mail delivery (first): Plaque showing the location of in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C.

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0001000/01130_0000015220 (added ca. 2006)



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THE WORLD'S FIRST AIRPLANE MAIL TO BE OPERATED
AS A CONTINUOUSLY SCHEDULED PUBLIC SERVICE
STARTED FROM THIS FIELD MAY 15, 1918
THE ROUTE CONNECTED WASHINGTON, PHILADELPHIA
AND NEW YORK. CURTISS JN 4-H AIRPLANES WITH A
CAPACITY OF 150 POUNDS OF MAIL FLEW THE 230 MILES
IN ABOUT THREE HOURS.
THE SERVICE WAS INAUGURATED BY THE POST OFFICE
DEPARTMENT IN COOPERATION WITH THE AVIATION SECTION
OF THE SIGNAL CORPS OF THE U.S. ARMY. ON AUGUST 12, 1918
THE SERVICE WAS TAKEN OVER IN ITS ENTIRETY BY THE
POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT.
THIS MARKER WAS ERECTED BY
THE AERO CLUB OF WASHINGTON
ON THE FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY
MAY 15, 1958

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Related subjects:
History, American
Location: Ohio & West Basin Drives SW (from the south end of FDR memorial go straight across park) Washington, D.C.

Nearest Metro: Smithsonian (Orange - Blue - Silver) (click station name for all sculptures nearby) (dcMem ID #1130 )

Links & other sources
ADC Greater Washington, DC Street Map Book (155)
Airmail article
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures 1st air mail marker
Wikipedia on West Potomac Park

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