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Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Operation Eagle Claw

Desert One

 

— 1980 —

 
Operation Eagle Claw Memorial (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 23, 2016
1. Operation Eagle Claw Memorial (Front)
Inscription.  
Front is title


Reverse
Dedicated to the memory
and in honor of
The Personnel of
Delta Team

who gave their lives in the
April 1980 rescue attempt of the
Americans held hostage in Iran

 
Erected 1980 by AFSNCOA Class 80-B, Gunter AFB.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceHeroesMilitaryPatriots & Patriotism.
 
Location. 32° 24.247′ N, 86° 14.947′ W. Marker is in Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Memorial is at the intersection of Avenue D and Libby Street on Avenue D. Located at the Enlisted Heritage Hall on Gunter AFB and requires base access. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 550 McDonald Street, Montgomery AL 36114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Operation Allied Force (here, next to this marker); Vietnam Service Memorial (here, next to this marker); Army Air Corps Enlisted Pilots (here, next to this marker); Operation Noble Eagle
Operation Eagle Claw Memorial (Reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 23, 2016
2. Operation Eagle Claw Memorial (Reverse)
Click or scan to see
this page online
(here, next to this marker); Korean Service Memorial & Medal (a few steps from this marker); Khobar Towers Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Southwest Asia Service Medal (a few steps from this marker); "That Others May Live" (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maxwell Air Force Base.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Air Force Historical Support Division article - Operation Eagle Claw. (Submitted on June 23, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Wide view of memorial in front of Enlisted Heritage Hall. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 23, 2016
3. Wide view of memorial in front of Enlisted Heritage Hall.
Memorial is on right side of median.
Eagle Claw wrecks at Desert One. image. Click for full size.
Permission details PD-USGOV-MILITARY., April 1980
4. Eagle Claw wrecks at Desert One.
A photo of the "Desert One" landing site, a piece of desert in Iran used by U.S. forces as a refueling point in an attempt to rescue U.S. hostages in Iran.
Enlisted Heritage Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 23, 2016
5. Enlisted Heritage Memorial Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 23, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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