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Rear Admiral Walter Lewis Chatham, USN (Ret)

 
 
Rear Admiral Walter Lewis Chatham, USN (Ret) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
1. Rear Admiral Walter Lewis Chatham, USN (Ret) Marker
Inscription.
Commemorative Air Force
Arizona Military Aviation
Walk of Honor
Proudly Recognizes
Rear Admiral Walter Lewis Chatham, USN (Ret)
1934 —
Naval Aviator
Rear Admiral “Lew” Chatham, USN (Retired) has approximately 5,000 hours in over 30 different aircraft types, 1100 carrier arrested landings, 300 at night. Was a member of the Navy’s “Blue Angels”. He flew 366 combat missions in the Vietnam conflict. Operational commands included Attack Squadron 56, Carrier Air Wing 5, USS Hassayampa, USS Kitty Hawk, Carrier Group 6, and Task Force 70/77. Military awards include 6 Legion of Merit, 4 Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, 12 Air Medals, and 4 Navy Commendation Medals. Chatham retired in June 1987, and resides in SaddleBrooke, AZ.     February 2012
 
Erected 2012.
 
Location. 33° 27.152′ N, 111° 44.125′ W. Marker is in Mesa, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Greenfield Road and E. McKellips Road, on the right when traveling north on N. Greenfield Road. Touch for map. Located at the Commemorative Air Force Museum at Falcon Field Airport. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2017 N. Greenfield Road, Mesa AZ 85215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Rear Admiral Walter Lewis Chatham, USN (Ret) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
2. Rear Admiral Walter Lewis Chatham, USN (Ret) Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Seth Jefferson McKee, USAF (Ret.) (here, next to this marker); Sergei I. Sikorsky (here, next to this marker); Captain Ted Elvans Lines (AAF) (here, next to this marker); Dr. S. Harry Robertson III (here, next to this marker); MGen Barry Morris Goldwater, USAFR (here, next to this marker); Major Frederick E. Ferguson (here, next to this marker); Colonel Bruce Perry Crandall U.S. Army (Ret.) (here, next to this marker); BGen. Joseph J. Foss (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesa.
 
Also see . . .  Commemorative Air Force Museum. (Submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, Vietnam
 
Markers at the Commemorative Air Force Museum image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
3. Markers at the Commemorative Air Force Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 93 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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