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Whiteman AFB in Johnson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

37th ARRS Memorial

11 June 1982

 
 
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By Steven Miller, September 16, 2014
1. 37th ARRS Memorial Marker
Inscription. On 11 June 1982, six Airmen perished while performing missile convoy duty.

This memorial is to remind those who serve to defend our nation of the ultimate sacrifice these men made fulfilling their commitment to peace and freedom.

This memorial is dedicated in memory of the two pilots assigned to Detachment 9, 37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron and the four Security Policemen assigned to the 352nd Missile Security Squadron.
 
Location. 38° 43.675′ N, 93° 33.762′ W. Marker is in Whiteman AFB, Missouri, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of Arnold Avenue and 8th and Arnold Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Arnold Avenue. Click for map. South of Base Movie Theater, North of B-47 monument. Marker is in this post office area: Whiteman Air Force Base MO 65305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 351st Bombardment Group Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whiteman AFB Memorial Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Warrensburg (approx. 8.7 miles away); U.S. Navy V-12 Unit (approx. 9.8 miles away); Pertle Springs
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By Steven Miller, September 16, 2014
2. 37th ARRS Memorial Marker
CAPT Richard R. Conrardy 2LT James A. Hebert SSGT Richard L. Bohling SGT Thomas P. Meredith SRA David R. Jones SRA Marion L. Pace
(approx. 9.9 miles away); Senator Vest's World Famous Tribute to Old Drum (approx. 9.9 miles away); Johnson County Courthouse (approx. 9.9 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 9.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The monument is placed west of the UH-1 static display, the west face lists the Airmen lost on duty.
 
Categories. War, Cold
 
37th ARRS Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steven Miller, September 16, 2014
3. 37th ARRS Memorial Marker
BELL UH-1F "IROQUOIS" The UH-1F model 214 helicopter was used as a support aircraft. It was used in the missile field to provide security and maintenance support, and was affectionately nicknamed "Huey". It could carry up to 9 passengers and a crew of 2: a pilot and copilot. The UH-1F on display was placed here and dedicated in memoriam in 1984. It was last flown at F.E. Warren as missile support, where its primary mission was to transport cargo and personnel to and from missile sites, and its secondary mission was to recover aircrew members, and search and rescue of personnel and/or hardware. It was built in 1965 and had flown over 6000 hours before leaving the Air Force inventory in 1980. SPECIFICATIONS Rotor Diameter 44 ft. Length 38 ft. 5 in. Maximum Gross Weight 9000 lbs. Engine General Electric T58-GE-3 Turbo-Shaft Maximum Speed 138 mph. This aircraft in on loan from the USAF Museum
37th ARRS Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steven Miller, September 16, 2014
4. 37th ARRS Memorial Marker
37th ARRS Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steven Miller, September 16, 2014
5. 37th ARRS Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Steven Miller of Windsor, Missouri. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Steven Miller of Windsor, Missouri. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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