Quartzite in La Paz County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom was a multi-service aircraft, served as primary fighter with Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps during Vietnam era. Carrying a crew of two, Pilot and Weapon Systems Officer, it was capable of speeds in excess of Mach 2, 1400 MPH+.
Erected 1994 by Mayor Rex Byrd, R. J. Farmer, Bill Headstream, and Citizens of Quartzite AZ.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, Vietnam.
Location. 33° 40.516′ N, 114° 12.517′ W. Marker is in Quartzite, Arizona, in La Paz County. Marker is on Plymouth Road north of East Quail Trail Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located near the F-4 Phantom II Aircraft Exhibit, in Quartzite State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 555 Plymouth Road, Quartzsite AZ 85346, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tyson's Well (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oasis Hotel Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Tyson's WellHi Jolly (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Last Camp of Hi Jolly (approx. 1.8 miles away); Quinn Pass (approx. 11.7 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is somewhat weathered and has been abused by the birds.
Also see . . . McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II.
The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor and fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft. It first entered service in 1960 with the U.S. Navy. Proving highly adaptable, it was also adopted by the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force, and by the mid-1960s had become a major part of their air wings. (Submitted on April 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on June 14, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 7, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.