Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Capt. Lou Lenart, USMC (Ret.)
This monument is dedicated to Capt. Lou Lenart and to all U.S. Marine Corps and Navy pilots
who flew the F4-U or FG-1D Corsair in combat during World War II.
“Most of my experience with the Corsair was in close support of our ground
troops on the battlefield and in protecting our fleet from the constant threat of ‘Kamikaze’ (suicide plane) attacks. In addition, we flew attack missions on mainland Japan, destroying military installations and equipment. For
those of us lucky enough to fly this beautiful and sturdy bird. It was a most
exhilarating experience for which I am forever grateful.”
Capt. Lou Lenart
USMC (Ret.) VMF-323
Israel Air Force
Captain Lenart later served as a volunteer during the State of Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, and led the first mission of the Israel Air Force (then only four ME-109 fighters) in a surprise bombing and strafing attack on the advancing Egyptian Army which
halted their attack just 16 miles from Tel Aviv.
This monument is erected through the generosity of the Jona Goldrich Family in honor of
Erected 2007 by The Jona Goldrich Family and the Proud Bird Restaurant.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Heroes • War, World II.
Location. 33° 56.113′ N, 118° 22.691′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Memorial can be reached from Aviation Blvd. north of W. 111th St., on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11022 Aviation Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90045, 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. Eagle Squadrons (within shouting distance of this marker); SV-5D Lifting Body (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Trans-Polar Air Route (approx. 1.6 miles away); Flight Path (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of the Childhood Home of The Beach Boys (approx. 2.4 miles away); Space Park (approx. 2.9 miles away); Dockweiler Hang Gliding Center (approx. 3.2 miles away); Beach Cottage (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
Also see . . . How I saved Tel Aviv, and made a movie about it - Israel News, Ynetnews. www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAVB6NPDRjs - (Submitted on September 9, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
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