Pangborn-Herndon Memorial Site

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Pangborn-Herndon Memorial Site
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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
NRHP Reference # 72001269[1]
Added to NRHP March 16, 1972

The Pangborn-Herndon Memorial Site is a monument in East Wenatchee, Washington, United States, dedicated to Clyde Edward Pangborn and Hugh Herndon, Jr., the two men who made the first non-stop flight across the Pacific Ocean. They departed from Misawa, Japan, on October 4, 1931, and landed near this site 41 hours later.[2] The memorial is northeast of East Wenatchee and consists of a 14-foot-high (4.3 m), 14-ton (13 t) basalt column atop a concrete base. The column is topped by 36-inch (91 cm) wings made of aluminum.[3]



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