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Capt. Lou Lenart, USMC (Ret.)

FG-1D Corsair

 
 
Capt. Lou Lenart USMC (Ret.) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 20, 2013
1. Capt. Lou Lenart USMC (Ret.) Marker
Inscription.

This monument is dedicated to Capt. Lou Lenart and to all U.S. Marine Corps and Navy pilots
who flew the F4-U or FG-1D Corsair in combat during World War II.

“Most of my experience with the Corsair was in close support of our ground
troops on the battlefield and in protecting our fleet from the constant threat of ‘Kamikaze’ (suicide plane) attacks. In addition, we flew attack missions on mainland Japan, destroying military installations and equipment. For
those of us lucky enough to fly this beautiful and sturdy bird. It was a most
exhilarating experience for which I am forever grateful.”

Capt. Lou Lenart
USMC (Ret.) VMF-323
Israel Air Force
Squadron 101

Captain Lenart later served as a volunteer during the State of Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, and led the first mission of the Israel Air Force (then only four ME-109 fighters) in a surprise bombing and strafing attack on the advancing Egyptian Army which
halted their attack just 16 miles from Tel Aviv.

This monument is erected through the generosity of the Jona Goldrich Family in honor of
his brother, Avram Goldreich, and was dedicated on June 19, 2003.

 
Erected 2007 by The Jona Goldrich Family and the Proud Bird Restaurant.
 
Location.
FG-1D Corsaiir with markings of that flown by Captain Lenart in VMF-323 during WWII image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 20, 2013
2. FG-1D Corsaiir with markings of that flown by Captain Lenart in VMF-323 during WWII
33° 56.113′ N, 118° 22.691′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Aviation Blvd. north of W. 111th St., on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11022 Aviation Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eagle Squadrons (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Childhood Home of The Beach Boys (approx. 2.4 miles away); Manhattan Beach State Pier (approx. 4 miles away); The Lugo Ranch (approx. 4.6 miles away); Civil War Union Camp Latham (approx. 5 miles away); Dr. Paul Carlson Memorial Park (approx. 5.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial Building (VMB) (approx. 5.6 miles away); La Ballona School (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  How I saved Tel Aviv, and made a movie about it - Israel News, Ynetnews. www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAVB6NPDRjs - (Submitted on September 9, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Air & SpaceHeroesWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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