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Mesa in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Captain Ted Elvans Lines (AAF)

 
 
Captain Ted Elvans Lines (AAF) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
1. Captain Ted Elvans Lines (AAF) Marker
Inscription.  
Commemorative Air Force
Arizona Military Aviation
Walk of Honor
Proudly Recognizes
Captain Ted Elvans Lines (AAF)
1921 — 2005
Born and raised in Arizona, Ted Lines joined the U.S. Army Air Forces after his graduation from Mesa Union High School. He trained as a fighter pilot, flying P-40 and P-51 aircraft, arriving at Debden, England in April, 1944 as a part of the 335th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group. He was a double ace, credited with ten enemy aircraft destroyed, and tied for third place in aerial victories. His P-51 Mustang was named “Thunder Bird”, in homage to his Arizona heritage. After completing his combat tour, he checked out pilots in their aerobatic capabilities at Luke Field in Glendale, Arizona. Captain Lines died on June 4, 2005 in Gilbert, Arizona , at the age of 84.     February 2013
 
Erected 2013.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II.
 
Location. 33° 27.152′ N, 111° 44.123′ W.
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Marker is in Mesa, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Memorial is at the intersection of N. Greenfield Road and E. McKellips Road, on the right when traveling north on N. Greenfield Road. Located at the Commemorative Air Force Museum at Falcon Field Airport. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2017 N Greenfield Road, Mesa AZ 85215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barrett Tillman (here, next to this marker); General Seth Jefferson McKee, USAF (Ret.) (here, next to this marker); Rear Admiral Walter Lewis Chatham, USN (Ret) (here, next to this marker); Rear Admiral Hugh Dennis Wisely (USN, ret) (here, next to this marker); 1st Lieutenant Ralph Ambrose O’Neill (here, next to this marker); Colonel Bruce Perry Crandall U.S. Army (Ret.) (here, next to this marker); MGen Barry Morris Goldwater, USAFR (here, next to this marker); Dr. S. Harry Robertson III (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesa.
 
Also see . . .
1. Commemorative Air Force Museum. (Submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Ted Elvan Lines at the American Air Museum in Britain. (Submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Captain Ted Elvans Lines (AAF) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
2. Captain Ted Elvans Lines (AAF) Marker
Markers at the Commemorative Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
3. Markers at the Commemorative Air Force Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 444 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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