Alexandria in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
LTV Aerospace Vought A-7D Corsair II
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 (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.
2. England Air Force Base (EAFB) and its Legacy in Alexandria, Louisiana.
3. Wikipedia: A-7 Corsair II.
4. Wikipedia: 23d Tactical Fighter Wing.
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 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!
Categories. • 20th Century • Air & Space • Military • War, Vietnam •
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,040 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.