Pangborn-Herndon Memorial Site

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Pangborn-Herndon Memorial Site
Pangborn Memorial.jpg
Pangborn-Herndon Memorial Site is located in Washington (state)
Pangborn-Herndon Memorial Site
Nearest city East Wenatchee, Washington
Coordinates 47°26′35″N 120°16′48″W / 47.44306°N 120.28000°W / 47.44306; -120.28000Coordinates: 47°26′35″N 120°16′48″W / 47.44306°N 120.28000°W / 47.44306; -120.28000
Architect Graham,Walter
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 72001269[1]
Added to NRHP March 16, 1972

The Pangborn-Herndon Memorial Site is dedicated to the Clyde Edward Pangborn and Hugh Herndon, Jr., the two men who made the first non-stop flight across the Pacific Ocean from Misawa, Japan to East Wenatchee, Washington without stopping.[2] The memorial is northeast of East Wenatchee and consists of a 14 foot high, 14 ton basalt column atop a concrete base. The column is topped by 36 inch wings made of aluminum.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Young, p.322
  3. ^ http://www.nps.gov/nr//travel/aviation/pan.htm

Sources[edit]

  • Young, Don; Young, Marjorie (1999). Adventure Guide to the Pacific Northwest, Hunter Publishing, Inc.