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Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lt Gen William H. Tunner

(1906 - 1983)

— Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame Inductee - 1989 —

 
 
Lt Gen William H. Tunner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
1. Lt Gen William H. Tunner Marker
Inscription.  His vision for airlift's role in national defense earned him recognition as "the father of military airlift command." During World War II, he commanded the India-China Division of the Air Transport Command, which was responsible for supplying China by air across the Himalayas. He also commanded the combined U. S. Air Force/Royal Air Force Berlin airlift operation and during the Korean War, the combat cargo command, Far East Air Force. From July 1958 to May 1980, he served as commander, military air transport command. Later assignments included Commander in Chief, United States Air Forces in Europe and Deputy Chief for Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force.
 
Erected 1989 by Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, ColdWar, KoreanWar, World II. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1980.
 
Location. 38° 32.392′ N, 89° 51.825′ W. Marker is in Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is on Main Street just east of
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Symington Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Heritage Dr, Scott Air Force Base IL 62225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Airlift (here, next to this marker); Lt Gen Joseph Smith (here, next to this marker); Colonel Earl B. Young (a few steps from this marker); Sergeant William H. Pitsenbarger (a few steps from this marker); Major Gen James I. "Bagger' Baginiski (a few steps from this marker); Gen William G. Moore Jr. (a few steps from this marker); John F. Shea (a few steps from this marker); Gen Carl A. "Tooey" Spatz (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scott Air Force Base.
 
Lt Gen William H. Tunner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
2. Lt Gen William H. Tunner Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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