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Beeville in Bee County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Douglas A4 Skyhawk

Carrier Based Jet Attack Aircraft designed for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps

 
 
Douglas A4 Skyhawk Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Gustafson, June 13, 2010
1. Douglas A4 Skyhawk Marker
Inscription.  Early models of the A4 entered service in 1956 and were produced over a longer time than any other jet in the world. Its simplicity and effectiveness allowed numerous improved models to be developed. The A4 series was used extensively in Vietnam and is still in wide use by the Navy, Marines and several foreign nations. The TA 4J trainer, a two part version is used for advanced jet training of Navy and Marine Corps aviators at training Air Wing Three NAS Chase Field. Wing span 27 feet, 5 inches. Length 42 feet, 10 inches. Maximum weight 22500 pounds. Maximum speed 680 mph. Range 2000 miles. Presented by U.S. Navy
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceMilitaryWar, Vietnam. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
 
Location. 28° 24.089′ N, 97° 44.927′ W. Marker is in Beeville, Texas, in Bee County. Marker is at the intersection of Corpus Christi Street and Washington Street, on the left when traveling east on Corpus Christi Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Antonio TX 78201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bee County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Beeville on the Poesta
Douglas A4 Skyhawk image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Gustafson, June 13, 2010
2. Douglas A4 Skyhawk
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Barnard E. Bee, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brick Building on Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Praeger Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Commercial National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Beeville Post Office (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Railroad in Bee County (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beeville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,135 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 26, 2022