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

Gen Carl A. "Tooey" Spatz

(1891 - 1974)

— Airlifter/Tanker Association Hall of fame Inductee - 2002 —

 
 
Gen. Carl A. "Tooey" Spatz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 4, 2021
1. Gen. Carl A. "Tooey" Spatz Marker
Inscription.  World War I fighter pilot, World War II Commander of Air Forces in Europe and the Pacific, First Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force in 1947, and Air Refueling pioneer. He commanded the "Question Mark"—A U.S. Army C-2A Fokker Transport Aircraft—in the record setting endurance flight of 150 hours, 40 minutes in January 1929, This mission proved that aerial refueling was safe and practical and earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross. The Flight also helped prove that airpower was no longer a barnstorming sideshow but a serious component of National Defense.
 
Erected 2002 by Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, ColdWar, World IWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Distinguished Service Cross/Navy Cross/Air Force Cross Recipients, and the Valor in Aerial Operations series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1947.
 
Location. 38° 32.402′ N, 89° 51.826′ W. Marker is in Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
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, 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 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); Pioneers of Aerial Refueling (here, next to this marker); John F. Shea (here, next to this marker); Major Gen James I. "Bagger' Baginiski (a few steps from this marker); Aeromedical Evacuation Legacy Team (a few steps from this marker); Air Mobility (a few steps from this marker); C-17 Pathfinder Loadmasters (a few steps from this marker); Gen William G. Moore Jr. (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scott Air Force Base.
 
Gen. Carl A. "Tooey" Spatz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 4, 2021
2. Gen. Carl A. "Tooey" Spatz Marker
Gen. Carl A. "Tooey" Spatz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
3. Gen. Carl A. "Tooey" Spatz Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill.   3. submitted on October 18, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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