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Alexandria in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

North American F-86 Sabre

 
 
North American F-86 Sabre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, July 19, 2008
1. North American F-86 Sabre Marker
Inscription. The Flying Tigers flew the F-86, one of the first swept-wing jet fighters, in the early 1950s. Known as the 23rd Fighter Interceptor Group, the unit provided air defense for the Northeastern United States while stationed at Presque Isle AFB, Maine. This F-86 has been painted to duplicate the aircraft flown by Lt Col John England, for whom England AFB is named.
 
Location. 31° 19.576′ N, 92° 31.781′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker is on England Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria LA 71303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. LTV Aerospace Vought A-7D Corsair II (within shouting distance of this marker); England AFB Heritage Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (within shouting distance of this marker); Republic F-105 Thunderchief (within shouting distance of this marker); Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (within shouting distance of this marker); England Air Force Base History (within shouting
North American F-86 Sabre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, July 19, 2008
2. North American F-86 Sabre Marker
distance of this marker); Kent Plantation House (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Red River Campaign (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Also see . . .
1. England Air Force Base - Gone but Not Forgotten. Historical photos of the base. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 

2. England Air Force Base (EAFB) and its Legacy in Alexandria, Louisiana. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
3. Wikipedia: F-86 Sabre. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, Cold
 
North American F-86 Sabre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, July 19, 2008
3. North American F-86 Sabre Marker
North American F-86 Sabre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, July 19, 2008
4. North American F-86 Sabre Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,867 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.
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