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

John F. Shea

(1919 - 1996)

— Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame Inductee - 2003 —

 
 
John F. Shea Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
1. John F. Shea Marker
Inscription.  Serving as Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Headquarters Military Airlift Command (1960-1983), he helped conceive, develop, and bring to fruition numerous airlift enhancement and modernization programs including the C-5 Wing modification, the C-141 Stretch, and the addition of emergency cargo conversion features to wide-bodied commercial passenger aircraft in the Civil Reserve Air Fleet. Additionally, his vision and expertise in air mobility helped shape the national Airlift Expansion Act, which provide the legislative foundation for joint—military and commercial—aircraft development.
 
Erected 2003 by Airlift/Tanker Hall of Fame.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceIndustry & CommerceMilitaryWar, Cold.
 
Location. 38° 32.401′ N, 89° 51.821′ W. Marker is in Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is on Main Street just east of Symington Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at
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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. Air Transportation Specialist (here, next to this marker); Major Gen James I. "Bagger' Baginiski (here, next to this marker); Air Mobility (here, next to this marker); Pioneers of Aerial Refueling (here, next to this marker); C-17 Pathfinder Loadmasters (here, next to this marker); Gen Carl A. "Tooey" Spatz (here, next to this marker); Gen William G. Moore Jr. (here, next to this marker); Aeromedical Evacuation Legacy Team (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scott Air Force Base.
 
John F. Shea Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
2. John F. Shea 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 215 times since then and 42 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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