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

Sikorsky VH-34C

 
 
Sikorsky VH-34C Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
1. Sikorsky VH-34C Marker
Inscription.  
Sikorsky
VH-34C

Choctaw
1955-1970
This aircraft served
in the Presidential Fleet

On loan from
the
National Naval Aviation Museum

 
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 1955.
 
Location. 32° 8.389′ N, 110° 52.182′ 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 western 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 C-9B (a few steps from this marker); C-121A "Columbine 1" (a few steps from this marker); Lockheed VP-3A Orion (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockheed VC-121A (within shouting distance of this marker); Boeing VC-137B (within shouting distance of this
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marker); Fokker C-31A (within shouting distance of this marker); Presidential Aircraft (within shouting distance of this marker); Aero Spacelines B-377SG (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.
 
Also see . . .  Sikorsky H-34.
The Sikorsky H-34 (company designation S-58) is a piston-engined military helicopter originally designed by American aircraft manufacturer Sikorsky as an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft for the United States Navy. It has seen extended use when adapted to turbine power by the British licensee as the Westland Wessex and Sikorsky as the later S-58T. Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Sikorsky VH-34C image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
2. The Sikorsky VH-34C
A VH-34D presidential helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House in 1961 image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - John F. Kennedy Library photo - Robert LeRoy Knudsen, 1961
3. A VH-34D presidential helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House in 1961
A U.S. Marine Corps Sikorsky VH-34D presidential helicopter (BuNo 147201) on the South Lawn of the White House en route to arrival ceremonies for Fulbert Youlou, President of the Republic of Congo at the Military Air Transport Service Terminal, Washington National Airport, Washington, D.C (USA). The Washington Monument is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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