Alameda in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Grumman J2F Duck
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical date for this entry is April 2, 1936.
Location. 37° 46.816′ N, 122° 17.935′ W. Marker is in Alameda, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Ferry Point Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alameda CA 94501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Douglas SBD Dauntless (within shouting distance of this marker); Vought A-7A Corvair II (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grumman F6F Hellcat (about 300 feet away); Alameda: Bay Area Aviation CenterPan Am China Clipper (approx. half a mile away); Alameda Terminus of the 1st Transcontinental Railroad (approx. half a mile away); The Jimmy Doolittle Pier Alameda Naval Air Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Working Waterfront (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alameda.
More about this marker. The marker is one of four airplane-related markers at the newly opened (February 2022) park at the shoreline of the former Alameda Naval Air Station.
Also see . . . Grumman J2F Duck (Wikipedia).
"The Grumman J2F Duck (company designation G-15) is an American single-engine amphibious biplane. It was used by each major branch of the U.S. armed forces from the mid-1930s until just after World War II, primarily for utility and air-sea rescue duties. It was also used by the Argentine Navy, who took delivery of their first example in 1937. After the war, J2F Ducks saw service with independent civilian operators, as well as the armed forces of Colombia and Mexico....The J2F was an improved version of the earlier JF Duck, the main differences being a longer float and a more-powerful engine (900 horsepower versus 775)."(Submitted on February 4, 2022.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 3, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. 2, 3. submitted on February 4, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.