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“Gooney Bird” Propeller Marker image, Touch for more information
By Sandra Hughes, October 22, 2013
“Gooney Bird” Propeller Marker
1Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — “Gooney Bird” Propeller
This Hamilton-Standard 23E50-505 hydromatic propeller is from Douglas Aircraft C-47 transport plane known as the Gooney Bird. The C-47s operated in both the European and Pacific theaters of W.W. II as troop and cargo transports, and initiated . . . Map (db m69659) HM
2Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Lieutenant Colonel R. Edward Yeilding — United States Air Force
This F-4D Phantom is displayed in honor of Lt. Col. Edward Yeilding and all Veterans who served with the Phantom aircraft. Captain Ed Yeiding’s name is painted on the front canopy to honor his nine years flying Phantoms similar to this F-4D and . . . Map (db m84028) HM
3Alabama (Lee County), Auburn — Advancing American Art Collection
Auburn University's acquisition of paintings from the auction featured works by major artists of the day, including Arthur Dove, Lyonel Feininger, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Ben Shahn, together with significant examples by emerging . . . Map (db m183933) HM
4Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Cold War-Global 1945-/ Cold War-Germany 1945-1990
(side 1) Cold War-Global 1945- I am Petty Officer Richard Williamson, Jr. I am proud that my dad served on the first nuclear powered fast attack submarine, the USS Nautilus (SSN 571) which set all kinds of records in the 1950s . . . Map (db m85491) HM WM
5Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Korean War / Cold War-Korea 1953-
(side 1) Korean War I am Carlos Jesus Rodriguez, Rifle Squad Leader in F(Fox) Company 31st Regimental Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division (The Bayonet Division). I was stationed in Japan. As an occupation Army, we GIs (Government . . . Map (db m85535) HM WM
6Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Main Engines — Power for Lift-off and Ascent to Orbit
The Pathfinder’s three main engines are real. The two lower engines powered the first flight of Columbia in 1981. The engine located at the top was used in ground test firings. At launch, the three Space Shuttle Main Engines (fed liquid . . . Map (db m98026) HM
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7Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — NASA / U.S. Geological Survey — Mobile Geological Laboratory
The Mobile Geological Laboratory (MOLAB) was built as part of the development of NASA's Lunar Roving Vehicle(LRV) program. NASA engineers and scientists studied a number of different concepts for vehicles to use on the lunar surface. This rover . . . Map (db m98200) HM
8Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — NASA Skylab
Skylab, the United States' first space station, was manned from May 25, 1973 to February 8, 1974 by three separate astronaut crews. Experiments were performed to enrich our knowledge of Earth, Sun, stars and cosmic space; to study the effects of . . . Map (db m98190) HM
9Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Pathfinder — Huntsville's Orbiter for NASA's Fleet
Pathfinder is a 75-ton simulator which was used to practice lifting and handling the real Orbiters. It was originally built at Marshall Space Flight Center in 1977 as a stand-in for Space Shuttle Enterprise to fit-check the roads and . . . Map (db m98021) HM
10Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Pathfinder Orbiter — Shuttle “Body Double”
Pathfinder is a test article of NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter, built by Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in 1977 to practice lifting and handling the future Orbiter vehicles. Made of scrap rocket parts steel beams and wood, the mockup’s size, . . . Map (db m98197) HM
11Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — T-38 Talon — Supersonic Jet Trainer
Since the 1960s, NASA astronauts have trained for the stresses of spaceflight in the high-altitude, two-seater, supersonic T-38 Talon. Developed by Northrop Grumman, the T-38 became the world’s first supersonic jet trainer in 1961 when it entered . . . Map (db m98025) HM
12Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — U.S. Air Force SM-65 Atlas-F
The ATLAS rocket was American's first Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). It was first successfully launched in December, 1955. Originally a weapons delivery system, the Atlas D was selected by NASA to be the rocket that sent American . . . Map (db m98192) HM
13Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — U.S. Army PGM-11 Redstone
First test-launched in August, 1953, the Redstone Medium-Range Ballistic Missile evolved from a five-year Army research and development program. Named for Redstone Arsenal—where it was developed—this vehicle played a crucial role . . . Map (db m98220) HM
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14Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — U.S. Army PGM-19 Jupiter
America's first Intermediate-range ballistic missile (RBM), the Jupiter Rocket was an outgrowth of Redstone rocket technology. It was developed at Redstone Arsenal under the technical guidance of German rocket engineers. First test-launched . . . Map (db m98201) HM
15Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Air University Commanders
Maj Gen Muir S. Fairchild February 1946 – May 1948 Maj Gen Robert W. Harper May 1948 – October 1948 Gen George C. Kenney November 1948 – July 1951 Lt Gen Idwal H. Edwards August 1951 – . . . Map (db m64368) HM
16Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Jon D. Harston
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Jon D. Harston Staff Sergeant Jon D. Harston distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force . . . Map (db m95475) WM
17Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Timothy A. Wilkinson
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Timothy A. Wilkinson Technical Sergeant Timothy A. Wilkinson distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in military operations against an . . . Map (db m95474) WM
18Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Boeing B-52D "Stratofortress"
Remaining in operation longer than any bomber in U.S. military history, the B-52 was the Strategic Air Command's principal long-range heavy bomber from the time it became operational in 1955. Affectionately known as the BUFF (Big Ugly Fat . . . Map (db m64474) HM
19Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Establishment of Air University 1946
The Army Air Forces school was assigned its first commander, Major General Muir S. Fairchild, in February 1946, and renamed Air University in March. The dedication ceremony occurred 3 Sep 1946. The first classes at the Air War College and the . . . Map (db m64370) HM
20Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Expansion of Air University
During the early 1950’s, Air Force leaders decided to consolidate and relocate professional military and continuing education activities, as well as commissioning and specialized schools to Maxwell and Gunter Air Force Bases. ”(Air . . . Map (db m64371) HM
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21Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — General Larry D. Welch — 12th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force — Served 1951 - 1990, Aviation Cadet 1953 —
General (ret) Welch was born in 1934 in Guymon, Okla., and graduated from Liberal (Kan.) High School in 1952. He enlisted in the Kansas National Guard in October 1951, serving with the 161st Armored Field Artillery until enlisting in the U.S. . . . Map (db m64500) HM
22Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Joint Programs
Air University began new Air War College and Air Command and Staff College programs in 1987 which met newly mandated “Joint” education requirements. These programs emphasized joint war fighting. ”The basic reason for the . . . Map (db m64378) HM
23Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — McDonnell Douglas F-4D "Phantom II"
First flown in May 1958, the Phantom II originally was developed for U.S. Navy fleet defense and entered service in 1961. The USAF evaluated it for close air support, interdiction, and counter-air operations and, in 1962, approved a USAF . . . Map (db m64504) HM
24Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — McDonnell RF-101C "Voodoo"
Ordered in 1951 by the Strategic Air command as a long-range escort fighter, the F-101 lineage included several versions: Low-altitude fighter-bomber; photo-reconnaissance; two-seat interceptor; and transition trainer. To accelerate production, . . . Map (db m64503) HM
25Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — North American F-100D "Super Sabre"
Developed as a follow-on to the F-86 Sabrejet used in the Korean Conflict, the F-100 was the world's first production airplane capable of flying faster than the speed of sound in level flight (760 mph). The prototype, the YF-100A, made its first . . . Map (db m64553) HM
26Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — North American F-86A "Sabre"
The F-86, the USAF's first swept-wing jet fighter, made its initial flight on October 1, 1947. The first production mode flew on May 20, 1948, and on September 15, 1948, an F-86A set a new world speed record of 670.9 mph. Originally designed as . . . Map (db m64586) HM
27Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Northrop T-38A "Talon"
In the mid-1950s, the USAF required a trainer with higher performance than the T-33 to better prepare student pilots for the latest tactical aircraft that were then coming into service. The aircraft chosen was the T-38A which offered high . . . Map (db m64433) HM
28Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Reorganization
During the late 1950’s three courses at Air Command and Staff College: the Weapons course, the Squadron Officer course, and the Academic Instructor course, became separate schools under the AU umbrella. ”…It is regrettable that what . . . Map (db m64373) HM
29Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Reorganization
HQ USAF realigned AU under Air Training Command (ATC) in 1978. For five years AU remained a part of ATC. On 1 July 1983, AU regained its major command status. ROTC was reassigned to ATC. The College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research and Education, . . . Map (db m64376) HM
30Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Republic F-105D "Thunderchief"
In 1951, Republic Aviation began a project to develop a supersonic tactical fighter-bomber to replace the F-84F. The result was the F-105 "Thunderchief," later affectionately nicknamed the "Thud." The prototype YF-105A first flew on October 22, . . . Map (db m64505) HM
31Arizona (Pima County), Green Valley — Titan II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Museum
Tucson Air Museum Foundation of Pima County Titan II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Museum Established May 8, 1986 571st SMS, 390th SMW Davis-Monthan AFB Strategic Alert July 1963 – November 1982 National . . . Map (db m26926) HM
32Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — Cold War
The Cold War was a period of East-West competition, tension, and conflict short of full-scale war. It was characterized by mutual perceptions of hostile intention between military-political alliances or blocs. Quoting from a Veterans of Foreign . . . Map (db m92218) HM WM
33Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief
[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . Map (db m92424) HM WM
34Arkansas (Benton County), Rogers — F-101B Voodoo
USAF Century Series aircraft flown by active interceptor squadrons, the Air Defense Command, and the Air National Guard from 1959 - 1983. The Voodoo is well known for its NATO role as a nuclear deterrent during the Cold War. The RF-101 . . . Map (db m62520) HM
35Arkansas (Carroll County), Eureka Springs — The Berlin Wall — Actual 10 x 10 Section
• Between 1945-1961 2.7 million escaped East Germany • In 1960, 200,000 East Germans escaped to Freedom • Order given to build Wall - Sunday, Aug. 13, 1961 Construction began Aug. 16, 1961; completed 2 mos. later • Initially 6 ft. . . . Map (db m80171) HM
36Arkansas (Lawrence County), Walnut Ridge — Honored to serve their Country
Billie Robert, Army, WWII • Austin G Smith, Army, WWII • Freddy J Robert, Navy, WWII, Korea • W. A. Slayton, Army, WWII • Kenneth Slayton, Navy, WWII • Veston Broadway, AAF, WWII • Robert Hicks, USAF, WWII, 1955-1963 • James H. . . . Map (db m174044) WM
37Arkansas (Washington County), Fayetteville — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and and loyalty The . . . Map (db m92306) HM
38California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Berlin Wall Segments — The Wall Project —
The Wall Along Wilshire is an installation featuring ten sections of the original Berlin Wall. Measuring nearly forty feet wide, it is the world’s longest stretch of the Wall outside of Berlin. The Wende Museum assembled the Wall Along Wilshire . . . Map (db m125316) HM
39California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Hungarian Freedom Fight of 1956
Erected in memory of the heroes of the glorious Hungarian Freedom Fight of 1956. A symbol of man’s yearning for freedom everywhere.Map (db m125328) WM
40California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Nike Missile Site LA96C
Panel 1: Formerly a Nike Missile control site, U.S. Army 1956-1968. Currently San Vicente Mountain Park, gateway to the Big Wild. Restricted entry, vehicles with handicapped permits only beyond this point. Welcome. Panel . . . Map (db m146037) HM
41California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — Blackbird Air Park — Air Force Plant 42
[Panel #1] Blackbird Wind Tunnel Model (One-Twelfth Scale) Aircraft models such as this are used in high-speed wind tunnels to test aerodynamic shapes, stresses, and temperatures. This particular model was used for testing all . . . Map (db m149742) HM
42California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — Battery Osgood-Farley Historic Site — "Home of the Fort MacArthur Museum" — Battle Honors, Third Coast Artillery —
Battle Honors Third Coast Artillery War of 1812 Fort Nelson, VA. - June 22, 1813 Fort Oswego, NY. - May 5-6, 1814 Mexican War Palo Alto - May 8. 1846 Resaca de la Palma - May 9, 1846 Monterey (sic) - Sept. 21-23, . . . Map (db m81750) HM
43California (Los Angeles County), San Pedro — White Point Nike Missile Site
The large concrete bunker, seen across the street, was the White Point Nike Site, built in the early 1950's. It was one of many such sites ringing the Los Angeles basin manned by National Guard units. Originally a site for the . . . Map (db m147323) HM
44California (Marin County), Sausalito — Mortars to Missiles — Military power at the Golden Gate — Reported missing
For the first three-quarters of the 20th century, the Marin Headlands were fortified with weapons that evolved from cannon to nuclear warheads. The guns became more and more powerful, able to hit warships miles out to sea. Antiaircraft guns appeared . . . Map (db m102828) HM
45California (Marin County), Sausalito — Nike Missile Site SF88
By 1945, the age of aerial warfare had fully arrived and the U.S. Army sought a weapon that could intercept enemy aircraft. In 1951, after years of research and development, a supersonic missile controlled by ground-based electronic equipment was . . . Map (db m102818) HM
46California (Marin County), Tiburon — Ayala Cove
Lieut. Juan de Ayala of the Royal Spanish Navy sailed through the Golden Gate on Aug. 5, 1775. He commanded the packet-boat San Carlos, which was the first known ship in the waters of San Francisco Bay. On the 13th day of August, Ayala anchored this . . . Map (db m69206) HM
47California (Marin County), Tiburon — Cold War Defense — Reported permanently removed
In 1954 Angel Island became one of nineteen Nike Missile sites in the Bay Area. There were three underground magazines, each storing 12 Nike – Ajax anti-aircraft missiles. The missiles had a range of 25 miles and were raised to the surface by . . . Map (db m203034) HM
48California (Marin County), Tiburon — Nike Missile Site
Center Panel Guardians of the Sky Technological advances during World War II brought new threats to the Bay Area. Traditional weapons were useless against new, fast, high-flying jet planes. This need for better antiaircraft defense . . . Map (db m203629) HM
49California (Mono County), Lee Vining — Navy Beach
During the Cold War, Mono County was home to one of many remote facilities used by the US Military to test new weapons and weapons systems. A "secret military installation" operated by the US Navy was located along the south shoreline of Mono . . . Map (db m20739) HM
50California (Orange County), Anaheim — Autonetics
[from leftmost panel to rightmost] [b] [center] Autonetics [/center] [/b] Anaheim, Calif Pioneering innovations in electronics, guidance, navigation and control that charted new frontiers on Earth and beyond This monument is . . . Map (db m195480) HM
51California (Orange County), Mission Viejo — Men's Individual Road Race
1984 Olympics July 29, 1984 Alexi Grewal – Gold, United States (4:59:57) Steve Bauer – Silver, Canada Dag Otto Lauritzen – Bronze, Norway - 118.2 miles (190.2 km) - Course length 9.85 miles (12 laps) - 136 participants (… cyclists . . . Map (db m189685) HM
52California (Orange County), Westminster — "7" Not Forgotten American Hostages in Lebanon
This portrait by artist Nancy Fontaine dedicated in August 1985 of the "7" not forgotten American hostages in Lebanon stands as a reminder that Americans in Westminster and in the United States will not forgetMap (db m196429) WM
53California (Orange County), Westminster — Battle of the Paracel Islands Memorial
Battle of the Paracel Islands represents the Indomitable spirit of the Republic of Vietnam against Communist China This Hoang Sa Monument was proposed by Mayor Tri Ta & Vice Mayor Kimberly Ho and approved by the Westminster City Council . . . Map (db m195525) WM
54California (Riverside County), Blythe — 127 — Desert Strike
In May 1964, U.S. Strike Command (STRICOM) launched the largest military war game since World War II. Known as Joint Exercise Desert Strike, this two-week training exercise simulated a nuclear air and ground battle between the mythical governments . . . Map (db m78531) HM
55California (Riverside County), Palm Springs — McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
The A-4 Skyhawk is a lightweight, single engine attack aircraft The first A-4 was delivered to the Navy in 1956 and the Marine Corp in November 1962; 765 A-4 aircraft have been sold worldwide. The A-4 is one of the most effective and versatile light . . . Map (db m206319) HM
56California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — McClellan Air Force Base
[Panel 1a:] The 1930s With war clouds gathering over the Pacific, in 1936 Congress authorized the construction of the Sacramento Air Depot. The Army Air Corp envisioned that the new depot would support operations on the West Coast, . . . Map (db m57199) WM
57California (San Bernardino County), Ludlow — 139 — Project Carryall
...and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. Micah 4:3 With the end of World War II and the onset of the Cold . . . Map (db m78521) HM
58California (Santa Barbara County), Santa Maria — Santa Maria Valley Cold War Veterans Memorial
In honor of Cold War Veterans who served our nation from 1946-1991. They maintained our defense and readiness during times of extreme world tension. They often put their lives in peril for the good of our country. Our nation's peace . . . Map (db m161504) WM
59California (Santa Barbara County), Vandenberg Air Force Base — Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site
Dedicated to Ronald W. Reagan 40th President of the United States of America For his steadfast commitment to develop and deploy missile defenses to protect our nation, our forces, our allies and friends "Wouldn't it be better to . . . Map (db m98728) WM
60California (Santa Barbara County), Vandenberg Air Force Base — Vandenberg Air Force Base — AIAA Historic Aerospace Site
Bearing witness to the birth of the Space Age, Vandenberg Air Force Base has been the launch site of many of America's missiles and rockets, from military missions to voyages of exploration. Here launched the first polar orbiting satellite . . . Map (db m140556) HM
61California (Santa Clara County), Twin Creeks — Military Community
Recreation at Home Remains of a swimming pool are a visual reminder of a thriving community of military families that lived at the Almaden Air Force Station between 1957 and 1980. Hundreds of people live in military housing near this . . . Map (db m114660) HM
62California (Santa Clara County), Twin Creeks — Scanning the Skies
In the late 1950s, the United States government procured Mount Umunhum to build the Almaden Air Force Station. an early warning radar facility that operated from 1957 to 1980. The station was constructed as part of a west coast network that scanned . . . Map (db m114625) HM
63California (Tuolumne County), Sonora — Veterans Memorial Building — Dedicated 1933 — Tuolumne County War Memorials —
[ First Marker - See Photo #1 ] Veterans Memorial Building American Legion Post 58 & Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3154 & Auxiliary Disabled American Veterans Chapter 119 & . . . Map (db m31933) WM
64Colorado (Adams County), Commerce City — Headquarters for a New Mission
As the focus changed to environmental cleanup, Building 111 became the headquarters of this new mission-and of a public-private partnership among the U.S. Army, Shell Oil Co. and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Years of Partnership Called . . . Map (db m163885) HM
65Colorado (Adams County), Commerce City — On This Site Stood the "White House"
Arsenal Beginnings Building 111, also known as the “White House, "was located north of the flagpole area. The building was the U.S. Army's headquarters from the time the Arsenal was established in 1942 until the building was . . . Map (db m163883) HM
66Colorado (Adams County), Commerce City — Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
In 1942, women and men of the U.S. Army built this Arsenal that helped achieve victory in WWII and the Cold War. With thanks to our partners, the U.S. Army, Shell Oil Company and their contractors, we dedicate this flagpole to the employees of . . . Map (db m119380) HM
67Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — Airman and Winged Refuge
The Airman on the Meadow and Winged Refuge on the East Plaza, were donated by friends, non-graduate classmates, widows and families, and - in tribute to their indivisible brotherhood - every living graduate of the Class of . . . Map (db m162467) WM
68Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — Winged Refuge and Airman
The Winged Refuge, and the Airman located on the Meadow, were donated by friends, non-graduate classmates, widows and families, and - in tribute to their indivisible brotherhood - every living graduate of the Class of . . . Map (db m162470) WM
69Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — 19th Troop Carrier Squadron — Southern Cross Airways
Pearl Harbor - WWII - Berlin Airlift In memory of those who died 1 Jan 1941 - 26 Aug 1948Map (db m163607) WM
70Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — 2nd Bomb Wing Association — Libertatem Defendimus
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71Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — 22d Bombardment Wing (SAC) — 15th Air Force
Dedicated To Those Who Served B-29, B-47, B-52, KC-97, KC-135 and all supporting units. We Led - We Lead Korea - VietnamMap (db m168036) WM
72Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — 27th Fighter Wing
Kearney AFB, Nebraska 1947 - 1949 Bergstrom AFB, Texas 1949 - 1958 In Their MemoryMap (db m162179) WM
73Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — 307th Bomb Wing — Lincoln AFB, Nebraska — 1954 - 1965 —
In honor of those who faithfully served our country in the 307th Bomb Wing B-47 [and] KC-97Map (db m162125) WM
74Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — 308th Bomb Wing — 373rd • 374th • 375th Bomb Squadons • • 308th Air Refueling Squadon — Hunter AFB, GA • 1952 - 1959 —
"Dedicated to the memory of all the personnel of the 308th Bomb Wing who played such a vital part in maintaining the peace through their skill and proficiency in supporting the operation of B-47 and K-97 aircraft." 1955 McKay Trophy 1956 . . . Map (db m163797) WM
75Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — 320th Air Refueling Squadron
Dedicated in remembrance of all who served in the 320th Air Refueling Squadron March Air Force Base, California Activated 1 July 1952 • Deactivated 15 Sept. 1962 During its existence: Flew 25 million miles and transferred 50 million . . . Map (db m162920) HM WM
76Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — 33rd Fighter Squadron — GHQ Air Force • 8th Pursuit Group • Iceland Base Command — Air Force Combat Command —
33rd Aero Sq 1917-1918 • 33rd Pursuit Sq (F & I) 1932-42 33rd Fighter Sq 1942-45 • 33rd Tactical Fighter Sq 1985- Persian Gulf - 1990 In loving memory and eternal gratitude to those whose sacrifices have made our cherished freedom so . . . Map (db m163734) WM
77Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — 36th Tactical Fighter Wing — Bitburg Air Base, Germany — 1953-1994 —
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78Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — 43rd Bombardment Wing / 305th Bombardment Wing
Dedicated to the memory of those who flew and served in 43rd Bombardment Wing (M) 1960-1970 305th Bombardment Wing (M) 1961-1970 World's First Supersonic Bomber B-58 Hustler held 19 World Records Won the following aviation . . . Map (db m170329) HM WM
79Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — 44th Bomb Group (H) — "Flying Eightball Group" — "Aggressor Beware" —
8th Air Force • B-24 Liberators First Mission 7 Nov. 1942 • Last Mission 25 Apr. 1945 344 Combat Missions • 155 Aircraft Lost in Action 330 Enemy Planes Destroyed Awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation for Kiel, Germany 14 May . . . Map (db m170426) WM
80Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — 48th Fighter-Bomber Wing — Chaumont, France — 1952 - 1959 —
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81Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — 509 Composite Bomb Group • 509th Bomb Wing — 20th Air Force • 2nd Air Force • 8th Air Force
Dedicated in the honor of all who have served in the 509th as a memorial to those valiant comrades who gave their lives to maintain peace and freedom. 509th Composite Bomb Group which became the 509th Bomb Wing The 509th was . . . Map (db m161090) WM
82Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — 64th Fighter Squadron
We, the members of the 64th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, ask you to pause to honor our brothers who have flown their last mission; each committed to the common defense of our nation, dedicated to stand against the tyranny over the minds . . . Map (db m163647) WM
83Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — 96 Bomb Group/Wing — In Memoriam
We, who have served in this unique organization, in peace and war, do hereby consecrate this plaque to the memory of our comrades who gave their lives in combat and training operations in defense of freedom. The 96th has a proud record; . . . Map (db m163310) WM
84Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — 98th Bomb Group — Force For Freedom
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85Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — Albrook and Howard Air Force Base — Panama Canal Zone — In Memory of Those Who Served —
United States Air Forces Southern Command [Emblem] 24th Special Operations Wing [Emblem]Map (db m163810) WM
86Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — B-52D Stratofortress — "Diamond Lil" — 1957 - 1983 —
Dedicated to the men and women of the Strategic Air Command who flew and maintained the B-52D throughout its 26-year history in the command. Aircraft 55-083, with over 15,000 flying hours, is one of two B-52Ds credited with a confirmed MIG . . . Map (db m43208) HM
87Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — Berlin Airlift Veterans
In memory of United States military personnel who served on the Berlin Airlift 26 June 1948 to 30 September 1949. Dedicated 30 September 1997Map (db m161784) WM
88Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — Falcon Stadium — Dedicated October 20, 1962
Created under the auspices of the Air Force Academy Foundation, Inc. ————————————————— A major portion of the funds for the construction of . . . Map (db m158370) HM WM
89Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — Freedom Through Vigilance Association
In honor of all "silent warriors" who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom, during times of peace and through all our nation's conflicts. With little fanfare and recognition, they stood the watch supporting global vigilance in . . . Map (db m163792) WM
90Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — Howard J. Withycombe Memorial Pavilion Courtyard
In memory of Brigadier General Howard James Withycombe, USAFA Chief of Staff 1960-1963.Map (db m162483) WM
91Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — Navigators and Observers
In memory of Navigators and Observers of the Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces and United States Air Force past and present who served their country to secure peace and security for all They shot the stars and gave the headings . . . Map (db m161884) WM
92Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — Sidefire Gunships
To the Memory of Those Who Came Before... Spooky AC-47 Born and Tested in Southeast Asia in Mid 1960s Shadow AC-119G Requested and Employed in Grenada · Panama · Kuwait Iraq · . . . Map (db m161762) WM
93Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — USAF Academy Cemetery Carillon
Originally Dedicated to the Cadet Wing by The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary Department of Colorado 30 May 1981, this Memorial Honors All Who Serve. The Twenty-Five Bronze Bell Carillon is a Tribute to All Members of The . . . Map (db m160936) WM
94Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — USAF Pilot Class 47-C — In Honor Of
First USAF Pilot Class Composed of US Army officers many rated and with combat service Graduated 10 October 1947 Randolph Field • Barksdale Field • Williams FieldMap (db m162233) HM WM
95Colorado (El Paso County), United States Air Force Academy — Veterans Memorial
The Benches on this Visitor Center Trail Have Been Provided in Memory of the Following Deceased U.S. Air Force Academy Graduates: Charles Dorsey Conover, '61 Benjamin Barnes Frederick, '63 Frank Delzell Ralston III, '63 Lawrence . . . Map (db m158303) WM
96Colorado (Logan County), Sterling — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty 40th Anniversary . . . Map (db m177078) HM
97Colorado (Montezuma County), Cortez — Veterans Memorial — God • Duty • Honor • Country
In honor and memory of all men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America [State Seals of the] Four Corners U.S.A. Dedicated July 4, 1991Map (db m160176) WM
98Colorado (Weld County), Greeley — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this replica of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty 40th Anniversary . . . Map (db m177075) HM
99Connecticut (Hartford County), Weatogue — Nike Missile Site
This multi-used path was formerly a railroad track, used over time by both passenger and freight trains. The building perpendicular to the street replaces an earlier structure, a barn/tobacco warehouse. Growers brought tobacco there to store until . . . Map (db m164126) HM
100Connecticut (New London County), New London — Cold War
World War II ended in 1945 with the surrender of Germany and Japan, but it was an uneasy peace that followed. Although the U.S.S.R. had been America’s ally during the war, after the war, the Soviet Union asserted control over eastern Europe, . . . Map (db m48405) HM

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