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

C-17 Pathfinder Loadmasters

Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame Inductee - 2015

 
 
C-17 Pathfinder Loadmasters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
1. C-17 Pathfinder Loadmasters Marker
Inscription.  The C-17 Pathfinder Loadmasters - CMSGT (Ret.) William M Cannon, CMSGT Marion D. Fincher, CMSGT James Lis, CMSGT Mark A. Smith, MSGT (Ret.) Theodore R. Venturini, and CMSGT Michael M. Welch, provided unparalleled leadership and expertise to produce the first cargo transport aircraft specifically designed for one loadmaster operation. Their unique backgrounds were critical to ensuring the one loadmaster aircrew concept became a reality. These loadmaster authored the mission system volume, supported major C-17 design reviews, participated in the C-X source selection, worked as requirements managers at HQ Military Airlift Command and the system program office and participated in the flight test program office and efforts of this key group of loadmasters led to revolutionary design improvements on the C-17 Globemaster III and the advancement of America's airlift capability.
 
Erected 2015 by Airlift/Tanker Association Hall of Fame.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceMilitary.
 
Location. 38° 32.403′ 
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N, 89° 51.818′ 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. Air Mobility (here, next to this marker); Pioneers of Aerial Refueling (here, next to this marker); John F. Shea (here, next to this marker); Air Transportation Specialist (here, next to this marker); Aeromedical Evacuation Legacy Team (here, next to this marker); Major Gen James I. "Bagger' Baginiski (here, next to this marker); Airlift Hall of Fame Memorial (a few steps from this marker); General Duane H. Cassidy (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scott Air Force Base.
 
C-17 Pathfinder Loadmasters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
2. C-17 Pathfinder Loadmasters Marker
C-17 Pathfinder Loadmasters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, October 5, 2021
3. C-17 Pathfinder Loadmasters Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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