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F-4 Phantom II

Boeing Plaza - Aerospace Walk of Honor

 
 
F-4 Phantom II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
1. F-4 Phantom II Marker
Inscription.
Panel 1:
On loan from the United States Air Force, this F-4 Phantom II was acquired on November 7, 2001 from Edwards Air Force Base and transported to the Boeing Company facility at USAF Plant 42. Boeing volunteers worked many hours to restore the fighter to its original condition. In the early morning hours of September 21, 2002, the F-4 was transported here to Boeing plaza, where it proudly flies today.

Built by McDonnell Douglas [formerly McDonnell] in St. Louis, Missouri, the Phantom II is famous for its role as a military fighter during the Vietnam War. The Navy developed it as a high-speed, long-range interceptor to protect the fleet in the 1950s. Because of its range, speed, load-carrying capacity and low maintenance needs, the U.S. Air Force adopted it as a multi-mission tactical fighter for the Vietnam War. The F-4 was also used in the 1990s during Operation Desert Storm. The F-4 flew simultaneously with the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

More than 5,100 F-4s were built by McDonnell Douglas. The Phantom still holds the record for the largest production run of any supersonic fighter built in the United States [1958 – 1979]. It has also served in the first line of more Western air force than any other jet.

September 21st, 2002 - City of Lancaster
Mayor: Frank C. Roberts
Vice
F-4 Phantom II - marker visible on ground behind the pylon, lower right, with the image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
2. F-4 Phantom II - marker visible on ground behind the pylon, lower right, with the
brass Aerospace Walk of Honor inductee plaques mounted on the surrounding display walls.
Mayor: Bishop Henry W. Hearns
Council Members: Jim Jeffra, Ed Sileo, Andrew D. Visokey
City Manager: James C. Gilley

Panels 2 thru 45 [photos 3 thru 11, below]:
Boeing Plaza - Individual Aerospace Walk of Honor Inductee Plaques

 
Erected 2002 by the City of Lancaster.
 
Location. 34° 41.922′ N, 118° 8.202′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of West Lancaster Boulevard and Sierra Highway, on the right when traveling west on West Lancaster Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster CA 93535, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John B. "Jack" McKay (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arthur K. "Kit" Murray (about 400 feet away); Henry E. "Hank" Chouteau (about 400 feet away); Colonel Jesse P. "Jake" Jacobs, Jr. (about 400 feet away); Colonel Jack L. Ridley (about 400 feet away); Thomas C. McMurtry (about 600 feet away); John A. Manke (about 600 feet away); Western Hotel (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Regarding F-4 Phantom II.
Additional Aerospace Walk of Honor inductees, not listed on the panels at Boeing
Aerospace Walk of Honor Inductee Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
3. Aerospace Walk of Honor Inductee Plaques
Carl A. Bellinger
Col. Frank T. Birk, USAF
James R. Gannett
Col. Larry D. McClain, USAF
John W. Myers
Plaza:

Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson; Harry Andonian; Neil Armstrong; MajGen. Fred J. Ascani, USAF; Charles C. "Charlie" Bock, Jr.; Robert L. Cardenas; Marion E. Carl; Henry E. "Hank" Chouteau; Albert Scott Crossfield; William H. Dana; James H. Doolittle; James D. Eastham; Glen W. Edwards; Joe H. Engle; Frank Kendall Everest, Jr.; David L."Ferg" Ferguson; Fitzhugh L. "Fitz" Fulton, Jr.; Jerauld R."Jerry" Gentry; Fred W. Haise; Robert A. "Bob" Hoover; Jesse P. "Jake" Jacobs; Iven Carl Kincheloe, Jr.; William J. Knight; Tony LeVier; John B. "Jack" McKay; Arthur K. "Kit" Murray; William C. Park; Bruce Peterson; Robert O. "Bob" Rahn; Jack L. Ridley; Robert A. "Bob" Rushworth; Herman Richard "Fish" Salmon; Max R. Stanley; Robert L. "Silver Fox" Stephens; Milton O. Thompson; Guy M. Townsend; Joseph A. Walker; Alvin S. "Al" White; Robert M. "Bob" White; Chuck Yeager
 
Also see . . .
1. Boeing Plaza - Aerospace Walk of Honor. "... Established in 1990 by the Lancaster City Council, the Aerospace Walk of Honor celebrates test pilots who were associated with Edwards AFB. Recognition is awarded for distinguished aviation careers marked by significant and obvious achievements beyond one specific accomplishment." (Submitted on January 2, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

2. Aerospace Walk of Honor - program concluded. (Submitted on January 9, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Aerospace Walk of Honor Inductee Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
4. Aerospace Walk of Honor Inductee Plaques
LtCol. Tommie D. "Doug" Benefield, USAF
Robert J. Gilliland
Alfred P. "Paul" Metz
LtGen. George K. Muellner, USAF
LtCol. Robert L. Riedenauer, USAF

 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, Vietnam
 
Aerospace Walk of Honor Inductee Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
5. Aerospace Walk of Honor Inductee Plaques
James D. Easton
Robert C. Little
Bruce A. Peterson
Russell M. "Rusty" Roth
Rogers E. Smith
Aerospace Walk of Honor Inductee Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
6. Aerospace Walk of Honor Inductee Plaques
Thomas Albert Morgenfeld
Col. Joseph W. Rogers, USAF
Col. Roger J. Smith, USAF
VAdm. Richard H. Truly, USN
Joseph John "Tym" Tymczyszyn
Aerospace Walk of Honor Inductee Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
7. Aerospace Walk of Honor Inductee Plaques
LtCol. John E. "Jack" Allavie, USAF
Maj. Wallace A. "Wally" Lien, USAF
MajGen. Wilbert D. "Aggie" Pearson, USAF
Edward T. Schneider
Richard G. "Dick" Thomas
Aerospace Walk of Honor Inductee Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
8. Aerospace Walk of Honor Inductee Plaques
Jacqueline Cochran
Col. Mervin L. Evenson, USAF
John Hardy Griffith, USAF
Frank D. Knox, Jr.
Col. Emil "Ted" Sturmthal, USAF
Aerospace Walk of Honor Inductee Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
9. Aerospace Walk of Honor Inductee Plaques
Capt. Robert L. "Crip" Crippen
Col. Robert C. "Bob" Ettinger, USAF
Lewis A. "Lew" Nelson
Charles "Chuck" Tucker
George Schwartz "Wheaties" Welch
Aerospace Walk of Honor Inductee Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
10. Aerospace Walk of Honor Inductee Plaques
Irving L. Burrows
Col. Eileen M. Collins, USAF
MajGen. Michael Collins, USAF
Col. Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr., USAF
Col. Joe Schiele, USAF
Aerospace Walk of Honor Inductee Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
11. Aerospace Walk of Honor Inductee Plaques
LtCol. Harry Anderson, USAF
John A. Fergione
BGen. James A. McDivitt
Jack Fraser Woodman
Jean L. "Skip" Ziegler
F-4 Phantom II, Boeing Plaza - Aerospace Walk of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2011
12. F-4 Phantom II, Boeing Plaza - Aerospace Walk of Honor
 
 
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