Mather in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
F-105G “Wild Weasel”
Speed 831 MPH Cruising 596 MPH
Weight 11 Tons
First aircraft retrofitted to destroy surface-to-air missles in North Vietnam. The valiant airmen who flew these dangerous missions typified the courage of the Vietnam Veteran. In honor of those who served, we dedicate this memorial 24 May 2000.
Erected 2000 by Friends of Mather Park, the Mather Heritage Foundation, and the Retired Officers Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Military • War, Vietnam. A significant historical date for this entry is May 24, 2000.
Location. 38° 34.321′ N, 121° 17.757′ W. Marker is in Mather, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of Peter A. McCuen Boulevard and Blaisdell Boulevard, on the left when traveling east on Peter A. McCuen Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mather CA 95655, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mather Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Pony Express Riders MemorialMather Air Force Base Navigators Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fifteen Mile House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 2.3 miles away); American River Grange #172 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Welcome to Mather Lake (approx. 2.3 miles away).
Also see . . . The Wild Weasels “Daredevils of the skies”. 2002 article by Mike Nastasi published in MilitaryHistoryOnline.com (Submitted on March 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 4,152 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. 4, 5. submitted on March 13, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.