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

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star

S/N 58-2106

 

“T-Bird”

 
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
1. Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star Marker
Inscription. The T-33 was a familiar sight at McChord for almost 40 years, flying lastly with the 318th FIS until the T-33 retirement on 04 February 1988. T-33's were used for instrument training, certification or requalification of pilots, simulated targets for interceptor training and aggressors for air defense radar sites. Upon their retirement, the 318ths nine T-33's had been flown more than 10,000 hours each. T-33A S/N 58-2106, the last “T-Bird” built for the U.S. Air Force, completed its last flight on 24 July 1986.

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Erected by McChord Air Museum.
 
Location. 47° 7.888′ N, 122° 28.961′ 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 Heritage Park. 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. Fairchild C-82A Packet (here, next to this marker); North American F-86D Sabre (a few steps from this marker); Douglas TC-47D Skytrain (within shouting
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
2. Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star Marker
distance of this marker); Douglas B-23 Dragon (within shouting distance of this marker); Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (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). 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.)
 
Categories. Military
 
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 19, 2011
3. Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
4. Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
5. Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 19, 2011
6. Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 19, 2011
7. Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star
 
 
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 584 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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