“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Plattsburgh in Clinton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

FB-111A Strategic Bomber



—Plattsburgh Air Force Base —

FB-111A Strategic Bomber Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2003
1. FB-111A Strategic Bomber Marker
Inscription. The role of the FB-111A, Strategic Air Command’s premier penetrating bomber, spanned the last 20 years of the Cold War. This aircraft and the people in the 380th Bombardment Wing who flew, maintained and supported it, contributed to America’s most important military mission, nuclear deterrence as part of the strategic triad. They performed this with sacrifice, dedication and excellence.

The FB-111A’s unique qualities of supersonic speed, accuracy and true all-weather characteristics produced supreme combat capability and a record-setting five Fairchild Trophies for Plattsburgh, symbolizing victory in SAC’S Bombing and Navigation Competition.

This aircraft, number 68-286, model number 58, was dedicated on the Third of December, 1991, to the citizens of the North Country and the men and women who served with the FB-111A. Donated by Friends of Plattsburgh AFB museum. Property of the USAF Museum.
Location. 44° 40.871′ N, 73° 26.828′ W. Marker is in Plattsburgh, New York, in Clinton County. Marker is at the intersection of New York Road and US Avenue (US 9) on New York Road. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Plattsburgh AFB Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Plattsburgh NY 12903, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within

FB-111A Strategic Bomber image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2003
2. FB-111A Strategic Bomber
walking distance of this marker. B-47 Strato-Jet Bomber Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); War of 1812 Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 24 Pounder Cannon (about 500 feet away); Headquarters Plattsburgh Barracks (about 600 feet away); Troop Barracks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Post Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Plattsburgh Barracks Veterans Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Afghanistan and Iraq/ Plattsburgh Barracks Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Plattsburgh.
Categories. Air & Space
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 111 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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