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

“Bird-Dog”

 
 
“Bird-Dog” Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2016
1. “Bird-Dog” Marker
Inscription.  
The Cessna 305A (O-1A)
(L-19A) was used extensively
for Forward Air
Controller service in
Southeast Asia.
The “Bird-Dog” was made
available to Civil Air Patrol
from DOD excess sources
and is a proven vehicle in
the performance of the CAP
emergency services mission.


Aircraft donated by
C A P Supply Depot

 
Erected 1983 by Civil Air Patrol.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, Vietnam.
 
Location. 32° 22.562′ N, 86° 20.908′ W. Marker is in Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Memorial is at the intersection of South Hansell Street and Kirkpatrick Avenue, on the left when traveling south on South Hansell Street. Located within Maxwell Air Force Base and requires base access. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 South Hansell Street (Building 714), Montgomery AL 36112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Always Vigilant (here, next to this marker); Wilson Hall (within
“Bird-Dog” Cessna L-19A Aircraft r/n N6258 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2016
2. “Bird-Dog” Cessna L-19A Aircraft r/n N6258
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shouting distance of this marker); The Air Corps Tactical School (approx. ¼ mile away); Lister Hill Center (approx. ¼ mile away); Northrop T-38A "Talon" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Air University Commanders (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Air Power Legacy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Establishment of Air University 1946 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maxwell Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article about the Cessna O-1 Bird Dog. (Submitted on July 14, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
USAF Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters - Maxwell AFB image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2016
3. USAF Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters - Maxwell AFB
Cessna aircraft and marker located to the right of building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 14, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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