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Franklin in Franklin County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lockheed F-80

(P-80 & T-33)

 

— Shooting Star —

 
Lockheed F-80 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2012
1. Lockheed F-80 Marker
Inscription.  
• XP-80 Maiden Flight January 8, 1944
• F80-C Fighter Bomber in Korean Conflict
• Nov. 8, 1950 Lt. Russell J. Brown
shot down a Russian MiG-15
The First All Jet Air Battle

Spans 38 feet 10 inches
Weight 16,856 pounds
Cost $93,456

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, KoreanWar, World II.
 
Location. 40° 6.071′ N, 98° 57.156′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Nebraska, in Franklin County. Marker is on 16th Avenue (U.S. 136) near Q Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in Franklin City Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin NE 68939, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franklin County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Franklin Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Franklin Congregational Academy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dupee Hall of Music (about 600 feet away); Franklin County (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Lockheed F-80 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2012
2. Lockheed F-80 and Marker
 Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star Jef Fighter Video. (Submitted on September 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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