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Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Airmen Memorial Bridge

 
 
Airmen Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 6, 2017
1. Airmen Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription. On November 30, 1944, at 7:40 A.M. 18 airmen from Davis-Monthan Army Air Field died following a mid-air collision between two B-24 Liberator Bombers over the Pantano Wash. This bridge is dedicated to those brave men who lost their lives while on a training mission to serve the United States during WWII.
 
Erected 2017.
 
Location. 32° 14.417′ N, 110° 50.47′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Sabino Canyon Road and North Kolb Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the south pedestrian walkway of the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Tucson AZ 85715, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hacienda Moltacqua (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Main (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort Lowell (approx. 2.3 miles away); Cottonwood Lane (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Lowell (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fort Lowell 1873-1891 / Post Hospital (approx. 2.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Post Hospital (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
 
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Airmen Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 6, 2017
2. Airmen Memorial Bridge Marker

1. Veterans honor fallen airmen from Tucson crash. News story from KVOA News 4 Tucson (Submitted on January 6, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 

2. Two new plaques added to Airmen Memorial Bridge. Family members placed two new plaques on Airmen Memorial Bridge, adding a plaque with names of the 18 people who died. (Submitted on March 21, 2017, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Air & SpaceBridges & ViaductsWar, World II
 
Airmen Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 6, 2017
3. Airmen Memorial Bridge Marker
Marker is at center right in photo.
Airmen Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 8, 2017
4. Airmen Memorial Bridge Marker
Airmen Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 6, 2017
5. Airmen Memorial Bridge
<i>Plaque to left of Airmen Memorial Bridge Marker</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 8, 2017
6. Plaque to left of Airmen Memorial Bridge Marker
Airmen on B-24 Liberator (#42-73344)
Harold D Ballard, 2nd Lieutenant, Pilot, Colorado
Raymond J Link, Private First Class, New York
Leonard S Schultz, Private First Class, Illinois
Joseph N. Shober, Jr., 2nd Lieutenant, Pennsylvania
Henry A. Smith, Corporal, Illinois
James G. Spagnoli, Corporal, Illinois
Alexander P. Tuttle, Jr. Flight Officer, Texas
Earl J Viney, 2nd Lieutenant, Wisconsin
Eunice W. Young, Corporal, Texas
<i>Plaque to right of Airmen Memorial Bridge Marker</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 8, 2017
7. Plaque to right of Airmen Memorial Bridge Marker
Airmen on B-24 Liberator (#42-73357)
W. Thomas Dixon, Private First Class, south Carolina
Charles F. Gavilsky, 2nd Lieutenant, Illinois
Theodore V. Glock, 2nd Lieutenant, Pilot, Minnesota
David H. Lorena, Corporal, Ohio
Julian J. Magiera, Corporal, Massachusetts
H. Carroll Meade, Jr., Corporal, Maryland
Joe D. Stoudemire, 2nd Lieutenant, Georgia
William J. Turner, 2nd Lieutenant, Colorado
Arnold L. Vander Wilt, Private First Class, Iowa
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 219 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on June 21, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5. submitted on January 6, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   6, 7. submitted on June 21, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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