Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
History of the 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
May 1923 Redesignated 114th Observation Squadron
January 1924 Redesignated 106th Observation Squadron
October 1943 Redesignated 100th Bombardment Squadron
November 1946 Federally Recognized 106th Bombardment Squadron
February 1951 Redesignated 106th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
May 1960 Assigned to 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
Erected 2000 by Alabama Air National Guard 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Military.
Location. 33° 34.608′ N, 86° 45.198′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Lake Boulevard and 57th Street North, on the right when traveling east. Located in Aviation Park at the entrance to the Alabama Air National Guard Complex. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35217, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as Tarrant City Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away); CDR "Snuffy" Smith (approx. 1.3 miles away); 1963 Church Bombing Victims (approx. 1.6 miles away); East Lake Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); East Lake Community (approx. 1.8 miles away); Forrest Camp No. 1435 (approx. 1.8 miles away); United Confederate Veterans (approx. 1.8 miles away); Zion Memorial Gardens (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
Also see . . . 117th Air Refueling Wing by Bham Wiki. (Submitted on February 11, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
1. CH-54 Skycrane
I was part of the last official mission of the Skycrane in March of 92, Teamwork 92. The Skycranes were flown by Company G, 244th Aviation Regiment of the Georgia Army National Guard in a joint NATO exercise which involved the United States, Norway, Great Britain, and Canada.
— Submitted November 29, 2011, by Steve Vreatt of Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania.
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