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

General Walter Kross

3 October 1942 -

— Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame Inductee - 2018 —

 
 
General Walter Kross Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
1. General Walter Kross Marker
Inscription.  General Kross visionary leadership molded America's global reach for the 21st century, yet he always credited the team. As Ustranscom's Director of Operation, he managed the deployment of U. S. combat power to the Middle East during the Persian Gulf War. In 1992 he stood up Air Mobility Command, then served as its first Vice Commander, as Commander United States Transportation Command and Air Mobility Command. He kept the C-17 program on track, He modernized the C-5 and KC-135 fleets to meet global air space demands. He advanced cargo operations by fielding the 60K Tunner and 45K Halverson Loader. He was relentless in recognizing the impact of both the total force and, even more, the enlisted force in global mobility operations. General Kross noteworthy accomplishments were instrumental to today's mobility enterprise.
 
Erected 2018 by Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm. A significant historical year for this entry is 1992.
 
Location. 38° 32.381′ N, 89° 51.817′ 
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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 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. Sir Alan Cobham, KBE, AFC (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); Lt Gen Joseph Smith (a few steps from this marker); Airlift (a few steps from this marker); Lt Gen William H. Tunner (a few steps from this marker); Team Scott 9/11 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen William G. Moore Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scott Air Force Base.
 
General Walter Kross Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
2. General Walter Kross Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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