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McChord AFB in Pierce County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Douglas B-18A Bolo

S/N 37-505

 

—First McChord Based Aircraft Type —

 
Douglas B-18A Bolo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
1. Douglas B-18A Bolo Marker
Inscription. The Douglas B-18 was a military adaptation of the company's DC-2 airliner sharing a similar powerplant, wing and tail designs. Although obsolete by the end of 1941, the number of aircraft available made B-18s the most important long-range bomber in service with the USAAF at the time of America's entry into WW II. with the reassignment of the 17th Bombardment Group (Medium) from March AAF to McChord AAF in 1940, B-18s became the first aircraft assigned to McChord. Squadrons of the 12th and 47th Bombardment Groups followed with additional aircraft. the B-18 on display was the first aircraft acquired by the McChord Air Museum on 28 May 1983.

Proudly maintained by the McChord Air Museum
 
Erected by McChord Air Museum.
 
Location. 47° 7.913′ N, 122° 28.93′ W. Marker is in McChord AFB, Washington, in Pierce County. Marker is on Colonel Joe Jackson Boulevard east of 6th Street SW, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the McChord Air Museum's aircraft park. Marker is in this post office area: McChord AFB WA 98438, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beechcraft UC-45J Expeditor (a few steps from this marker); Douglas B-23 Dragon (within
Douglas B-18A Bolo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 19, 2011
2. Douglas B-18A Bolo Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Douglas TC-47D Skytrain (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairchild C-82A Packet (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (within shouting distance of this marker); North American F-86D Sabre (within shouting distance of this marker); Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in McChord AFB.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia - Douglas B-18A Bolo. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
2. National Museum of the Air Force - Factsheet. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
3. McChord Air Museum. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
Douglas B-18A Bolo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 19, 2011
3. Douglas B-18A Bolo Marker
Douglas B-18A Bolo image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 19, 2011
4. Douglas B-18A Bolo
Douglas B-18A Bolo image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
5. Douglas B-18A Bolo
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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