Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
National Vigilance Park
This memorial is dedicated in memory of the seventeen airmen who perished that day, and their Armed Forces compatriots who were killed, injured, taken prisoner, or unaccounted for in other incidents while performing a mission vital to America’s security.
Plaque donated by Freedom Through Vigilance Association.
Location. 39° 6.695′ N, 76° 46.503′ W. Marker is in Fort Meade, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Colony Seven Road 0.1 miles west of Canine Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. From MD-32 heading east or west, follow signs to National Cryptologic Museum. At first traffic light on Canine Road, turn left onto Colony Seven Road and then park in parking lot on the right as close to airplanes as possible. Marker is in this post office area: Fort George G Meade MD 20755, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. EA-3B Skywarrior (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Liberty (approx. ¼ mile away); Annapolis and Elk Ridge Railroad "Cav. Area" (approx. 1½ miles away); Chapultepec Avenue (approx. 1½ miles away); Cavalry Area (approx. 1½ miles away); World War I Cantonment Area (was approx. 1.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Tipton Army Airfield (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Meade.
Regarding National Vigilance Park. The National Vigilance Park has several markers in it, three of which are dedicated to specific reconnaisance missions that ended in crashes or shoot-downs.
Also see . . . NSA's webpage on the National Vigilance Park. (Submitted on October 12, 2007.)
Categories. • Air & Space • Military • War, Cold •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,455 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 12, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.