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Alexandria in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Republic F-105 Thunderchief

 
 
Republic F-105 Thunderchief Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, July 19, 2008
1. Republic F-105 Thunderchief Marker
Inscription.  From 1964 to 1972 the Flying Tigers flew the F-105 tactical fighter bomber at McConnell AFB, Kansas, where the Tigers functioned as both an operational unit and a training unit. Two of its squadrons served in Vietnam. While at McConnell, the Flying Tiger Unit received its current designation, 23d Tactical Fighter Wing. The aircraft displayed is an F-105G "Wild Weasel" with a paint scheme similar to ones flown by the 23 TFW.


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, Vietnam. A significant historical year for this entry is 1964.
 
Location. 31° 19.593′ N, 92° 31.755′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker is on England Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria LA 71303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (a few steps from this marker); Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (a few steps from this marker); LTV Aerospace Vought A-7D Corsair II (within shouting distance of this marker); England AFB Heritage Park
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(within shouting distance of this marker); North American F-86 Sabre (within shouting distance of this marker); England Air Force Base History (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Melady House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Kent Plantation House (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Also see . . .
1. England Air Force Base - Gone but Not Forgotten. Historical photos of the base. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 

2. England Air Force Base (EAFB) and its Legacy in Alexandria, Louisiana. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
3. Wikipedia: 23d Tactical Fighter Wing. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
4. Wikipedia: F-105 Thunderchief. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Nice Old Bird
I flew this aircraft (638296) back from Korat, Thailand to George AFB, CA in October 1974.
    — Submitted March 28, 2010,
Republic F-105 Thunderchief Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, July 19, 2008
2. Republic F-105 Thunderchief Marker
by Rhett Ruiz of Horseshoe Bay, TX, Usa.
 
Republic F-105 Thunderchief Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, July 19, 2008
3. Republic F-105 Thunderchief Marker
Republic F-105 Thunderchief Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, July 19, 2008
4. Republic F-105 Thunderchief Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,134 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.

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