Huntington in Huntington County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star
Serial Number 01-51-4271A N271AP
Lockheed Corporation manufactured 5,691 T-33s from 1948 to 1959. Pilots who trained in the T33 flew combat missions in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. This training was essential to our military's efforts and transitioned pilots from the propeller driven planes of World War I to the jet fighters of later conflicts.
It is a fitting tribute to the men and women of this community who served our country so bravely that this T33 Shooting Star be preserved and placed in a position of honor and rededicated on November 7, 2015. It is a small installment toward a large debt.
"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."
Elmer Davis, Indiana Native, Director of the Office of War Information during WWII.
Erected by Huntington County Veterans' Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, World II.
Location. 40° 52.7′ N, 85° 30.4′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Indiana, in Huntington County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington IN 46750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Huntington World War I Memorial (here, next to this marker); Huntington World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker); Huntington Vietnam War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial (here, next to this marker); Huntington Korean War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Order of the Purple Heart (a few steps from this marker); Huntington Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Huntington Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
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