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Near Romulus in Seneca County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

T-2C Buckeye

 
 
T-2C Buckeye Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 19, 2017
1. T-2C Buckeye Marker
Inscription.  

The T-2 Buckeye first entered service in 1959 as a jet trainer for the U.S. Navy. This particular plane is the T-2C version, of which 231 planes were produced beginning in 1968.

This aircraft is on loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola, Florida.
 
Erected by Sampson Memorial Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceMan-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, Cold. A significant historical year for this entry is 1959.
 
Location. 42° 43.683′ N, 76° 54.379′ W. Marker is near Romulus, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is on East Lake Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker and T-2C are on the grounds of the Sampson Memorial Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Sampson State Park, 6096 NY Route 96A, Romulus NY 14541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sampson Naval Training Base World War II Honored Dead (a few steps from this marker); Sampson Air Force Base Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Portal to Air Power

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(within shouting distance of this marker); Anchors Aweigh (within shouting distance of this marker); Jets Go To War (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sampson State Park Experience (approx. 0.7 miles away); William Watts Folwell (approx. ¾ mile away); U. S. Naval Training Station & Center 1942-1946 (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Romulus.
 
Also see . . .
1. T-2 Buckeye. (Submitted on June 30, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Navy Finally Says Goodbye To The Tubby Little T-2 Buckeye Jet Trainer (2015 article). (Submitted on June 30, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. WHF T-2 Buckeye on YouTube. (Submitted on June 30, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
T-2C Buckeye image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 19, 2017
2. T-2C Buckeye
Marker is on the railing, not visible in the photo
Sampson Memorial Museum Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 19, 2017
3. Sampson Memorial Museum Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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