Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling [JBAB] in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Republic F-105D Thunderchief
Erected by United States Air Force.
Location. 38° 50.708′ N, 77° 0.699′ W. Marker is in Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling [JBAB], District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of McDill Blvd. and Brookley Ave., on the left when traveling west on McDill Blvd.. Click for map. Marker is two blocks west of the Arnold Gate (the main entrance to Bolling AFB) and is directly accessible from the intersection of South Capitol Street and Malcolm X Ave. in Washington, DC, southwest. However, visitors without military identification are currently required to proceed south on South Capitol Street and to enter via the south entrance. After obtaining a visitor's pass, proceed north on Brookley Ave. to McDill. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20032, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of Col. Raynal C. Bolling (approx. 0.3 miles away); Giesboro Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Carroll (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bolling Air Force Base "The Gun" (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Elizabeths Hospital (approx. 1.1 miles away); Engineering a Landmark (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Curative Powers of Nature (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling [JBAB].
Also see . . . The Awesome F-105 Thunderchief. With a nickname of "Thud" one might consider this aircraft lackluster, but it was actually among the most advance types used in the Vietnam War. (Submitted on February 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. F 105 actual installed to its current display area
In 1976 SSgt Virgin A1C Spencer and dug the footer for the now current Republic F-105D Thunderchief #61-0138 in Bolling AFB (DC). If you were to dig to the footer foundation, you will find our names written in the concrete along with the date it was poured. SSgt Virgin and I, using a crane, placed the aircraft on the steel beam you currently see. This was to say we both actually placed it on
I mention this because it is our legacy to the Air Force. Robert Virgin retired in 1978 and a few short years after he lost his battle with cancer. I have been to the site a couple of times and very glad to see her in very good maintenance shape. A little note, the aircraft was brought through the fence near the AF Honor Guard off Route 295. I ruined a good uniform on the fence that night when we brought her in.
Thank you for watching over her.
Art Spencer, USAF, retired.
— Submitted May 14, 2012, by Art Spencer of Rome, New York.
Additional keywords. Air Force Cross; 512th Equipment Maintenance Squadron (AFRES).
Categories. • 20th Century • Air & Space • Heroes • War, Vietnam •
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