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Plattsburgh in Clinton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

FB-111A Strategic Bomber

(1971-1991)

 

— Plattsburgh Air Force Base —

 
FB-111A Strategic Bomber Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 28, 2003
1. FB-111A Strategic Bomber Marker
Inscription.  The role of the FB-111A, Strategic Air Command’s premier penetrating bomber, spanned the last 20 years of the Cold War. This aircraft and the people in the 380th Bombardment Wing who flew, maintained and supported it, contributed to America’s most important military mission, nuclear deterrence as part of the strategic triad. They performed this with sacrifice, dedication and excellence.

The FB-111A’s unique qualities of supersonic speed, accuracy and true all-weather characteristics produced supreme combat capability and a record-setting five Fairchild Trophies for Plattsburgh, symbolizing victory in SAC’S Bombing and Navigation Competition.

This aircraft, number 68-286, model number 58, was dedicated on the Third of December, 1991, to the citizens of the North Country and the men and women who served with the FB-111A. Donated by Friends of Plattsburgh AFB museum. Property of the USAF Museum.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
 
Location. 44° 40.871′ N, 73° 26.828′ W. Marker is in Plattsburgh, New York, in Clinton County.

FB-111A Strategic Bomber image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 28, 2003
2. FB-111A Strategic Bomber
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Memorial is at the intersection of New York Road and US Avenue (US 9) on New York Road. The marker is on the grounds of the Plattsburgh AFB Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plattsburgh NY 12903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. B-47 Strato-Jet Bomber Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); War of 1812 Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 24 Pounder Cannon (about 500 feet away); Headquarters Plattsburgh Barracks (about 600 feet away); Troop Barracks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Post Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Plattsburgh Barracks Veterans Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Afghanistan and Iraq/ Plattsburgh Barracks Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plattsburgh.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 5, 2022