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Arnold Air Force Base in Coffee County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Major James Duricy USAF

(02/09/67-04/30/02)

 

— Test Pilot —

 
Major James Duricy USAF Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 16, 2021
1. Major James Duricy USAF Marker
Inscription.  
This F-15C Eagle is dedicated in memory of Major James Duricy United States Air Force. On 30 April 2002 his F-15C was conducting flight tests of the AIM-9X Sidewinder Missile when a large section of the F-15's tail broke off at Mach 2. The aircraft crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. His body was never found. Among the finest test pilots in the Air Force, Major Duricy is a true example of honor, courage and dedication. His sacrifice shall never be forgotten.

“The true test of civilization is not the census, nor the size of cities, nor the crops no, but the kind of man the country turns out.” — -Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Erected by Arnold Engineering Development Complex, U.S. Air Force.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceDisastersMilitary. A significant historical date for this entry is April 30, 2002.
 
Location. 35° 22.972′ N, 86° 1.769′ W. Marker is in Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee, in Coffee County. Memorial is on Von Karmen Road west of Wattendorf Memorial Highway, on the right when traveling west. Marker is
Major James Duricy USAF Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 16, 2021
2. Major James Duricy USAF Marker
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at entrance to Arnold Air Force Base. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro TN 37342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. LT Kara Hultgreen USN (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Gen. Robert M. Bond (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Dr. Frank L. Wattendorf (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold (approx. 3.8 miles away); James W. Starnes (approx. 6.8 miles away); Pioneer Armored Maneuvers (approx. 7.3 miles away); War Comes to Manchester (approx. 7.7 miles away); The Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arnold Air Force Base.
 
Maj. James Duricy image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Arnold Engineering Development Complex, U.S. Air Force
3. Maj. James Duricy
"Jim was my hero" - F-15 Eagle at Arnold dedicated to fallen pilotClick for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Feb. 6, 2023