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San Miguel de Cozumel in Municipality of San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

Lockheed T-33.

 
 
Lockheed T-33. Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 15, 2017
1. Lockheed T-33. Marker
Inscription. Avión de fabricación norteamericana de propulsión a reacción producido por la “Lockheed Aircraft Company”.

En febrero de 1961 llego a México el primer T-33 y se mantuvo en operación durante 46 años salvaguardando el espacio aéreo mexicano hasta julio del 2007, siendo su ultima unidad el Escuadrón Aéreo 402 [Co. Ixtepec, Oax.], realizando misiones de adiestramiento, intercepción y apoyo aéreo cercano.

En memoria de las generaciones de pilotos aviadores y especialistas de la Fuerza Aérea Mexicana, que durante mas de cuatro décadas mantuvieron operando el avión T-33 en el espacio aéreo mexicano.

English translation
North American jet propulsion aircraft produced by the Lockheed Aircraft Company.

In February 1961 the first T-33 arrived in Mexico and remained in operation for 46 years, safeguarding Mexican airspace until July 2007, with its last unit, the 402 Aerial Squadron [Co. Ixtepec, Oax.], performing training missions, interception and close air support.

In memory of the generations of aviators and specialists of the Mexican Air Force, who for more than four decades kept the T-33 airplane in operation in Mexican airspace.
 
Erected 2010.
 
Location. 20° 31.261′ N, 86° 
The Lockheed T-33 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 15, 2017
2. The Lockheed T-33 and Marker
56.57′ W. Marker is in San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, in Municipality of San Miguel de Cozumel. Marker is on Avenida Rafael E. Melgar, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is in an area of memorials directly outside of the entrance to the Mexican Military Air Base #4 in Cozumel. Marker is in this post office area: San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo 77609, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tribute to the 201st Squadron of the Mexican Expeditionary Force (within shouting distance of this marker); North American T-28A Trojan (within shouting distance of this marker); Mexican Air Force Expeditionary Squadron 201 Memorial (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Arrival of the Spanish in Cozumel (about 150 meters away); Monument to Gonzálo Guerrero (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Benito Juárez García (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); The First Mass Celebrated in Mexico (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Cozumel's Tribute to the Defenders of the Nation (approx. 1.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel de Cozumel.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
A nearby monument to the 100th Anniversary of the Mexican Air Force image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 15, 2017
3. A nearby monument to the 100th Anniversary of the Mexican Air Force
This monument is just to the south of the entrance to Air Base No. 4 in Cozumel. Its marker reads:
Inauguración del Obelisco en conmemoración del
Centenario
de la
Fuerza Aérea Mexicana
En honor a las mujeres y los hombres que
contribuyen a la seguridad y defensa
del espacio aéreo mexicano.
Cozumel, Q. Roo, 10 de febrero de 2015.

English translation:
Inauguration of this Obelisk in commemoration of the
Centennial of the Mexican Air Force
In honor of the women and men who contribute to the security and defense of Mexican airspace.
Cozumel, Q. Roo, February 10, 2015.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 303 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 27, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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