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McChord AFB in Pierce County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

North American F-86D Sabre

S/N 52-3669

 

“Sabre Dog”

 
North American F-86D Sabre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
1. North American F-86D Sabre Marker
Inscription. The first operational F-86D entered USAF Squadron service in March of 1951, with McChord's 317th FIS, and the 465th FIS receiving their first aircraft in 1953. The 465th FIS was later redesignated as the 318th FIS on 18 August 1955 under “Project Arrow” an effort that returned squadrons back to their WWII wings and/or groups. During the early 1950's, F-86D's became the most prominent interceptor in the 25th AD arsenal, flying from five bases and fourteen squadrons. McChord based F-86D's flew with the 317th FIS (1953-1956), 318th FIS (1955-1957), and 465th FIS (1953-1955).

Proudly maintained by the McChord Air Museum
 
Erected by McChord Air Museum.
 
Location. 47° 7.881′ N, 122° 28.971′ W. Marker is in McChord AFB, Washington, in Pierce County. Marker can be reached from Colonel Joe Jackson Boulevard east of 6th Street SW, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the McChord Air Museum's aircraft display. Marker is in this post office area: McChord AFB WA 98438, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (a few steps from this marker); Fairchild C-82A Packet (a few steps from this marker); Convair F-102A Delta Dagger
North American F-86D Sabre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
2. North American F-86D Sabre Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (within shouting distance of this marker); McDonnell CF-101F Voodoo (within shouting distance of this marker); McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (within shouting distance of this marker); Convair F-106A Delta Dart (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas TC-47D Skytrain (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McChord AFB.
 
Also see . . .  McChord Air Museum. (Submitted on May 31, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Additional comments.
1.
The aircraft data given on the marker and that shown on the actual display aircraft are different. The marker indicates aircraft s/n 52-3669, but the smaller plaque on the nosegear cover, data stencil and aircraft markings indicate s/n 51-5976.
    — Submitted May 31, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.

 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, ColdWar, Korean
 
North American F-86D Sabre image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
3. North American F-86D Sabre
Rocket launcher detail. image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
4. Rocket launcher detail.
North American F-86D Sabre image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
5. North American F-86D Sabre
This plaque is mounted to the nosewheel cover and describes the circumstances and personnel involved in the restoration of this aircraft.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 693 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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