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Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

A-26 Counter-Invader

 
 
A-26 Counter-Invader Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
1. A-26 Counter-Invader Marker
Inscription.  
First production model August, 1943
Last flown in combat 9 November 1969
  This aircraft memorial is dedicated to all USAF personnel who flew the A-26 in World War II, Korea and Southeast Asia. It especially commemorates all those aircrew members who gave their lives flying in defense of the United States and freedom-loving people everywhere.

Dedicated - 4 July 1970


Additional, nearby marker:
In honor of our comrades
lost in the A/B-26
1961 – 1969

Howard F. Andre · John P. Bedal · Robert D. Bennett · Garry W. Bitton · John V. Callahan · Jerry A. Campaigne · Dwight S. Campbell · Anthony F. Cavalli · Howard R. Cody · Carlos R. Cruz · Raphael Cruz · Robert C. Davis · Charles S. Dudley · George “Glen” Duke · Paul Foster · Cleveland Gordon · Louis F. Guillermin · George B. Hertlein · Vincent J. Hickman · Bruce A. Jensen · John C. Kerr · Atis K. Lielmanis · Lawrence L. Lively · John H. Mc Clean · James Mc Mahon · Andrew C. Mitchell · Carl B. Mitchell · Neal E. Monette · Herman S. Moore · Burke H. Morgan · Ames R. O'Neill · Robert
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By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
2. A-26 Counter-Invader
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E. Pietsch · William J. Potter · Howard P. Purcell · Roberi L. Scholl · John F. Shaughnessy Jr. · James E. Sizemore · Francis E. Smiley · Jerry D. Stout · Ronald E. Suladie · Miles T. Tanimoto · William B. Tully · David H. Tyndale · Eugene J. Waldvogel · Thomas R. White · James W. Widdis · Thomas H. Wolfe

 
Erected 1970 by the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1970.
 
Location. 30° 24.813′ N, 86° 42.056′ W. Marker is in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Memorial is on Cody Avenue. Located at the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park and access to the base is restricted. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 Independence Road, Hurlburt Field FL 32544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Medal of Honor Recipients (a few steps from this marker); Combat Talon Aircrew S-59 (a few steps from this marker); Combat Talon Aircrew S-01 (a few steps from this marker); Jockey - 14 Memorial (a few steps from this marker); A.A.F. / U.S.A.F. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Memorial (a few steps from this marker); HH-3E "Jolly Green Giant"
A-26 Counter-Invader image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
3. A-26 Counter-Invader
(a few steps from this marker); Memorial to the USAF Dead in Operation Eagle Claw (within shouting distance of this marker); Spirit 03 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurlburt Field.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the A-26 Invader. (Submitted on November 18, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Additional nearby memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
4. Additional nearby memorial.
In honor of our comrades
lost in the A/B-26
1961 - 1969
{List of fallen}
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 18, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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