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

C-121A "Columbine 1"

 
 
C-121A "Columbine 1" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
1. C-121A "Columbine 1" Marker
Inscription.  
Assigned Gen. Eisenhower
December 1950 to 1952
Next assignment was to
General Gruenther
This is the first of three
"COLUMBINES"
Delivered to the USAF
on February 4, 1949
Retired from operational
service June, 1967

 
Erected by Pima Air & Space Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical date for this entry is February 4, 1949.
 
Location. 32° 8.401′ 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 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. Lockheed VC-121A (here, next to this marker); Sikorsky VH-34C (a few steps from this marker); Lockheed VP-3A Orion (within shouting distance of this marker); Fokker C-31A (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas C-9B
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Aero Spacelines B-377SG (within shouting distance of this marker); Boeing VC-137B (within shouting distance of this marker); Sepecat Jaguar GR. I (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 . . .  Lockheed C-121 Constellation.
Dwight Eisenhower and General Douglas MacArthur both used the C-121A as their personal VIP transports. In 1950, six of the C-121A Constellations were modified as VIP transports and redesignated VC-121A. The last C-121As were retired in 1968. Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The front view of the C-121A and "Columbine 1" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
2. The front view of the C-121A and "Columbine 1" Marker
The C-121A "Columbine 1" Constellation image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
3. The C-121A "Columbine 1" Constellation
A Lockheed C-121 over the Golden Gate Bridge image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - US Air Force photo, circa 1950s
4. A Lockheed C-121 over the Golden Gate Bridge
 
 
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 144 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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