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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Operation Babylift

Saigon Mission Association

 
 
Operation Babylift Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
1. Operation Babylift Marker
Inscription.  

In memory of
those who lost their
lives on 4 April 1975
when a disabled C-5A
crashed on landing at
Go Vap, Vietnam during
"Operation Babylift."

Dedicated 20 May 1989


 
Erected 1989 by Saigon Mission Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceDisastersPatriots & PatriotismWar, Vietnam. A significant historical date for this entry is April 4, 1975.
 
Location. 39° 46.753′ N, 84° 6.764′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker (Memorial #129) is in the Memorial Park of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, with museum access off Springfield Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton OH 45433, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 781st Bombardment Squadron (H) (here, next to this marker); Tuskegee Airmen (here, next to this marker); Swiss Internees Association, Inc. (here, next to this marker); 489th Bomb Squadron (a few steps from this marker); 436th Troop Carrier Group
Operation Babylift Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
2. Operation Babylift Marker
Click or scan to see
this page online
(a few steps from this marker); 310th Troop Carrier Squadron (a few steps from this marker); 463rd Bombardment Group (H) (a few steps from this marker); 312th Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .
1. Operation Babylift Info at Ford Presidential Library. (Submitted on June 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Operation Babylift: The Lost Children of Vietnam. (Submitted on June 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Remembering The Doomed First Flight Of Operation Babylift (NPR, 2015). (Submitted on June 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Saigon Mission Association on Facebook. (Submitted on June 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on June 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on December 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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