Danville in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Pioneer Jet Avaitors of the Korean War
Dedicated to the Pioneer Jet Aviators of the Korean War During the 50th Anniversary Commemoration and the Illinois State Convention of the KWVA, Deptember 15, 2002
U.S.A.F. F-86 Saber Jet This aircraft represents the F-86 flown by Lt. J.W. Hegeler U.S.A.F. during the Korean War stationed at K-13 Suwon South Korea from Christmas Eve 1952 to November 1953. Lt. Hegeler flew 70 combat missions with the 25th Fighter Intercepter Squadron, 51st Fighter Intercepter Wing U.S.A.F.
Location. 40° 11.914′ N, 87° 36.166′ W. Marker is in Danville, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker is on North Bowman Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker located at the entrance of the Vermilion County Airport. Open to the public, with parking easily at hand. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22633 North Bowman Avenue, Danville IL 61832, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Everyday Heroes (approx. 1.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 3.9 miles away in Indiana); Soldiers of Vermilion County Illinois (approx. 4 miles away); Two Trees Reach for Heaven Vermilion County Korean and Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Workers Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Major Kenneth D. Bailey (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
Categories. • War, Korean •
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