Goodfellow Air Force Base in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Dedicated 30 June 1998
Span: 41 Feet • Speed: 283 MPH
Length: 32 Feet • Ceiling: 25,200 Feet
Cost: $123,000 • Engine: 1 Wright R-1300
From 1950 to 1957 North American Aviation manufactured 1,948 Trojans to replace the T-6 trainer, delivering the "A" Model to the Air Force and the "B" and "C" Models to the Navy. A further modification yielded the T-28D Nomad, a tactical fighter-bomber used in Southeast Asia after 1962.
Goodfellow's Trojan (S/N 49-1679) entered the USAF inventory as a trainer on 9 January 1951 but flew for less than a year, serving subsequently as a maintenance and ground-instructional vehicle. In March 1976, the plane was dropped from the USAF inventory and placed in static display at Reese AFB, Texas. At Goodfellow since 1998, the plane represents the period from 1953 to 1955 when T-28's lined the ramp and filled the sky above the base.
This aircraft is on loan from the US Air Force Museum system.
Erected 1998 by United States Air Force.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Education Government & Politics • Military • War, Cold • War, Vietnam.
Location. 31° 25.911′ N, 100° 24.8′ W. Marker is in Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker is at the intersection of Farrow Street and Ft. Lancaster Rd., on the left when traveling west on Farrow Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goodfellow AFB TX 76908, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. BT-13A Valiant (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles B. Metcalfe (approx. 0.2 miles away); EC-47 ARDF Operations in Southeast Asia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Goodfellow Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); T-6G Texan (approx. ¼ mile away); Chaplain, Major General Robert Preston Taylor (approx. ¼ mile away); RQ-1K Predator (approx. 0.4 miles away); RF-4C Phantom II (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goodfellow Air Force Base.
More about this marker. Access is restricted since marker is on an active United States Air Force base.
Additional keywords. Air Training Command
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,665 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.