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Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Virginia Air National Guard

 
 
Virginia Air National Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 25, 2009
1. Virginia Air National Guard Marker
Inscription.  In 1947, Virginia received its first Air Guard unit designated as the 149th Fighter Squadron. Founded by the Virginia legislature in 1946 and recognized by the National Guard Bureau in 1947, it is directly descended from the historic 328th Fighter Squadron which earned numerous commendations for combat in Europe during World War II. The Virginia units were activated during the Korean War and the 1961 Berlin Crisis. As part of the 192d Fighter Group, it flew missions in Bosnia and Iraq after the attacks of 11 September 2001.
 
Erected 2007 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-181.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, 2nd IraqWar, ColdWar, KoreanWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 11, 2001.
 
Location. 37° 31.057′ N, 77° 20.01′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Huntsman Road, 0.1 miles south
Virginia Air National Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 25, 2009
2. Virginia Air National Guard Marker
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of South Airport Drive, on the left when traveling west. This marker is located in front of the Virginia Aviation Museum at Richmond International Airport. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5701 Huntsman Road, Richmond VA 23250, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Balloonists (within shouting distance of this marker); Richmond Defences (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Artillery (approx. ¼ mile away); McClellan’s Picket Line (approx. ¾ mile away); Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sandston (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. 1.1 miles away); McClellan’s First Line (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Virginia Air Guard history. 192D Fighter Wing (Submitted on November 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
Virginia Aviation Museum at Richmond International Airport image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 25, 2009
3. Virginia Aviation Museum at Richmond International Airport
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,301 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Oct. 3, 2022