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Thomas Jay Park in Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Douglas C-54D

 
 
Douglas C-54D Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
1. Douglas C-54D Marker
Inscription.  
Douglas
C-54D

Skymaster
Transport
1942-1975
On loan from the National
Museum of the United States
Air Force


2nd Plaque
Douglas C-54D
This aircraft served in
the Berlin Airlift in 1949 and
is painted as such (despite
having several post-Airlift
modifications) in honor of
all who participated in
that significant event.

 
Erected by Pima Air & Space Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1949.
 
Location. 32° 8.33′ N, 110° 52.18′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. It is in Thomas Jay Park. Marker can be reached from East Valencia Road, 0.3 miles west of South Wilmot Road. The marker is located in the southern section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 East Valencia Road, Tucson AZ 85756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Douglas B-26K (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockheed/Vega PV-2 (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Lockheed C-141B (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockheed C-130A (within shouting distance of this marker); Presidential Aircraft (within shouting distance of this marker); Grumman HU-16A (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas VC-118A (within shouting distance of this marker); Ryan AQM-34L (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on the outside section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. There is an entry fee required to visit both the inside and outside sections of the museum.
 
Regarding Douglas C-54D. It was one of the first aircraft to carry the President of the United States, the first being President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II.
 
Also see . . .  Douglas C-54 Skymaster.
The Douglas C-54 Skymaster is a four-engined transport aircraft used by the United States Army Air Forces in World War II and the Korean War. Like the Douglas C-47 Skytrain derived
Douglas C-54D Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
2. Douglas C-54D Marker
from the DC-3, the C-54 Skymaster was derived from a civilian airliner, the Douglas DC-4. Besides transport of cargo, the C-54 also carried presidents, prime ministers, and military staff. Dozens of variants of the C-54 were employed in a wide variety of non-combat roles such as air-sea rescue, scientific and military research, and missile tracking and recovery. During the Berlin Airlift it hauled coal and food supplies to West Berlin. After the Korean War it continued to be used for military and civilian uses by more than 30 countries.  Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on November 12, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Douglas C-54D and both markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
3. The Douglas C-54D and both markers
The Douglas C-54D image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
4. The Douglas C-54D
An USAF C-54 Skymaster image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - US Air Force
5. An USAF C-54 Skymaster
A C-54 landing at Tempelhof airport during the Berlin Airlift image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - United States Air Force Historical Research Agency via Cees Steijger, circa 1948
6. A C-54 landing at Tempelhof airport during the Berlin Airlift
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 12, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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