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

Boeing VC-137B

 
 
Boeing VC-137B Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
1. Boeing VC-137B Marker
Inscription.  
Boeing
VC-137B
VIP Transport
"Freedom One"
Delivered to the USAF on
May 31, 1959

On loan from
the U.S. Air Force Museum

 
Erected by Pima Air & Space Museum. (Marker Number 282.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical date for this entry is May 31, 1959.
 
Location. 32° 8.373′ N, 110° 52.159′ 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. Presidential Aircraft (a few steps from this marker); Douglas C-9B (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas VC-118A (within shouting distance of this marker); Sikorsky VH-34C (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas B-26K (within shouting distance
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of this marker); C-121A "Columbine 1" (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockheed VC-121A (within shouting distance of this marker); Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (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 . . .  Boeing C-137 Stratoliner.
The Boeing C-137 Stratoliner is a retired VIP transport aircraft derived from the Boeing 707 jet airliner used by the United States Air Force. Other nations also bought both new and used 707s for military service, primarily as VIP or tanker transports. In addition, the 707 served as the basis for several specialized versions, such as the E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft. The designation C-18 covers several later variants based on the 707-320B/C series. The C-137 should not be confused with the superficially-similar Boeing C-135 Stratolifter; although they share a common ancestor the two aircraft have different fuselages.
The front view of the Boeing VC-137B and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
2. The front view of the Boeing VC-137B and Marker
Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Boeing VC-137B image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 9, 2021
3. The Boeing VC-137B
A left side view of a VC-137B Stratoliner aircraft taking off. image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - US Air Force photo, circa 1981
4. A left side view of a VC-137B Stratoliner aircraft taking off.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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