Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
1964 - 1969
On loan from the National
Museum of the United States
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 1964.
Location. 32° 8.345′ N, 110° 52.179′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. 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. Lockheed/Vega PV-2 (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas C-54D (within shouting distance of this marker); Presidential Aircraft (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockheed C-130A (within shouting distance of this marker); Grumman HU-16A (within shouting distance of this marker); Boeing VC-137B Douglas VC-118A (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockheed C-141B (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 B-26K. A re-designation of the type from A-26 to B-26 led to confusion with the Martin B-26 Marauder, which first flew in November 1940, some 20 months before the Douglas design's maiden flight.
Also see . . . Douglas A-26 Invader.
The Douglas A-26 Invader (designated B-26 between 1948 and 1965) is an American twin-engined light bomber and ground attack aircraft. Built by Douglas Aircraft Company during World War II, the Invader also saw service during several major Cold War conflicts. A limited number of highly modified United States Air Force aircraft served in Southeast Asia until 1969. It was a fast aircraft capable of carrying a large bomb load. A range of guns could be fitted to produce a formidable ground-attack aircraft. Source: Wikipedia(Submitted on November 12, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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 91 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 12, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.