Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
O-1E Bird Dog
Erected 1973 by the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Military • War, Vietnam. A significant historical date for this entry is October 20, 1973.
Location. 30° 24.931′ N, 86° 42.039′ W. Marker is in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Memorial can be reached from Independence Road. Located at the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park and access to the base is restricted. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Hilliard A. Wilbanks (here, next to this marker); The Forward Air Controller (here, next to this marker); Operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina (a few steps from this marker); Operation Uphold Democracy (a few steps from this marker); Operation Provide Comfort (a few steps from this marker); Operation Restore Hope (a few steps from this marker); Operation Assured Response (a few steps from this marker); Desert Shield and Desert Storm (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurlburt Field.
Regarding O-1E Bird Dog.
O-1E Bird Dog tail #56-4208 history:
Bird Dog #56-4208 was delivered to the USAF on 4 Oct. 1957 and immediately relinquished to the US Army. This aircraft was dedicated in the airpark at Hurlburt Field on 20 Oct. 1973.
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Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the Cessna L-19/O-1 Bird Dog aircraft. (Submitted on November 19, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.