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Pangborn-Herndon Memorial Site
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Nearest city East Wenatchee, Washington
Architect Graham, Walter
NRHP reference No. 72001269
Added to NRHP March 16, 1972

The Pangborn-Herndon Memorial Site is a monument in (present-day) East Wenatchee, Washington, dedicated to Clyde 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 they landed near this site 41 hours later. The memorial is northeast of East Wenatchee and it 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.
This was in an unincorporated area in 1931, but the town of Wenatchee, Washington, was nearby. It was Mr. Pangborn's home town.

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