Texas City, Texas: Birthplace of the Air Force

Monument features a metal biplane replica chasing a Korean War ear jet fighter. The U.S. Army's first aero squadron was based here briefly.

Bay Street Park

Address:
800 Bay St N, Texas City, TX
Directions:
East end of 14th Ave. N at Bay St N.
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Birthplace of the U.S. Air Force.

Birthplace of the U.S. Air Force

Bay Street Park features a monument to the Birthplace of the United States Air Force.

[Sarah Danford, 07/29/2018]

Texas City's air force birthplace claim is based on the 1913 deployment of the U.S. Army's first aero squadron at this location, to be in closer proximity to Mexico during its tumultuous revolution.


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