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History of the 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing

 
 
History Marker for the 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 11, 2009
1. History Marker for the 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
Inscription. January 1922 Federal Recognition 135th Observation Squadron

May 1923 Redesignated 114th Observation Squadron

January 1924 Redesignated 106th Observation Squadron

October 1943 Redesignated 100th Bombardment Squadron

November 1946 Federally Recognized 106th Bombardment Squadron

February 1951 Redesignated 106th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron

May 1960 Assigned to 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
 
Erected 2000 by Alabama Air National Guard 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing.
 
Location. 33° 34.608′ N, 86° 45.198′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Lake Boulevard and 57th Street North, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in Aviation Park at the entrance to the Alabama Air National Guard Complex. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35217, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tarrant City Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away); CDR "Snuffy" Smith (approx. 1.3 miles away); 1963 Church Bombing Victims (approx. 1.6 miles away); East Lake Park
History Marker for the 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing in the Center of Aviation Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 11, 2009
2. History Marker for the 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing in the Center of Aviation Memorial Park
(approx. 1.7 miles away); East Lake Community (approx. 1.8 miles away); Forrest Camp No. 1435 (approx. 1.8 miles away); United Confederate Veterans (approx. 1.8 miles away); Zion Memorial Gardens (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Also see . . .  117th Air Refueling Wing by Bham Wiki. (Submitted on February 11, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Additional comments.
1. CH-54 Skycrane
I was part of the last official mission of the Skycrane in March of 92, Teamwork 92. The Skycranes were flown by Company G, 244th Aviation Regiment of the Georgia Army National Guard in a joint NATO exercise which involved the United States, Norway, Great Britain, and Canada. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted November 29, 2011, by Steve Vreatt of Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania.

 
Categories. Air & SpaceMilitary
 
Aviation Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 11, 2009
3. Aviation Memorial Park
In Memory of Col Harold E. Whaley image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 11, 2009
4. In Memory of Col Harold E. Whaley
Commander, 117th Air Refueling Wing January 1999 - May 2000 Through his leadership and vision, this Memorial Park is possible Dedicated November 12, 2000
Freedom Rock image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 11, 2009
5. Freedom Rock
In Memory of the Men and Women of the 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing Who Gave Their Lives For Our Freedom.
RF-4c Phantom Jet On Display at Aviation Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 11, 2009
6. RF-4c Phantom Jet On Display at Aviation Memorial Park
Used by the 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing from 1971-1993
RF-84F Thunderflash Jet On Display at Aviation Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 11, 2009
7. RF-84F Thunderflash Jet On Display at Aviation Memorial Park
Used by the 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing from 1957-1971
CH-54 Tarhe "Skycrane" On Display at Aviation Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 11, 2009
8. CH-54 Tarhe "Skycrane" On Display at Aviation Memorial Park
Used by the Alabama Army National Guard up to the early 1990's
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,676 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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