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Alexandria in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

LTV Aerospace Vought A-7D Corsair II

 
 
LTV Aerospace Vought A-7D Corsair II Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, July 19, 2008
1. LTV Aerospace Vought A-7D Corsair II Marker
Inscription. When the 23D Tactical Fighter Wing came to England AFB in 1972, the Flying Tigers flew the A-7D Corsair II attack aircraft. For seven months in 1973, A-7 aircraft from the 74th Tactical Fighter Squadron of the 23 TFW deployed to Thailand to support the air war in Southeast Asia. The Flying Tigers flew the A-7 until 1980. This aircraft is painted to duplicate a past 23 TFW commander's aircraft.


 
Location. 31° 19.589′ N, 92° 31.777′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker is on England Drive, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria LA 71303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (a few steps from this marker); North American F-86 Sabre (within shouting distance of this marker); Republic F-105 Thunderchief (within shouting distance of this marker); Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (within shouting distance of this marker); England AFB Heritage Park (within shouting distance of this marker); England Air Force Base History
LTV Aerospace Vought A-7D Corsair II Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, July 19, 2008
2. LTV Aerospace Vought A-7D Corsair II Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kent Plantation House (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Red River Campaign (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Also see . . .
1. England Air Force Base - Gone but Not Forgotten. Historical photos of the base. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 

2. England Air Force Base (EAFB) and its Legacy in Alexandria, Louisiana. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
3. Wikipedia: A-7 Corsair II. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
4. Wikipedia: 23d Tactical Fighter Wing. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
Additional comments.
1. A-7D Corsair II
In 1972- 1976 I was a crew chief on the A-7D. This was a bittersweet time for me. I worked on several of the A-7s. I really loved my job. I loved leaving at a moments notice, . When the siren went off I knew we might be going somewhere over seas. One night we were flying sorties around Florida area. That night changed my life.I was on the flightline waiting for my aircraft to come
LTV Aerospace Vought A-7D Corsair II Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, July 19, 2008
3. LTV Aerospace Vought A-7D Corsair II Marker
back .Everybody's did except mine. I had lost a good friend.I am a pilot and love flying and I often think of my fellow airman and the pilots that help keep this nation FREE! We all worked together and where brothers in arms!! I loved that jet. I am thankful for the plaque, and would like to thank everyone that took part in this wonderful cause. It brought back memories I had forgotten. GOD BLESS my fellow airmen and the FLYING TIGERS!
    — Submitted December 8, 2012, by Larry R. Robbins of Williamsburg, Kentucky.

 
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LTV Aerospace Vought A-7D Corsair II Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, July 19, 2008
4. LTV Aerospace Vought A-7D Corsair II Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,057 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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