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Franklin in Franklin County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lockheed F-80

(P-80 & T-33)

 

—Shooting Star —

 
Lockheed F-80 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2012
1. Lockheed F-80 Marker
Inscription.

• XP-80 Maiden Flight January 8, 1944
• F80-C Fighter Bomber in Korean Conflict
• Nov. 8, 1950 Lt. Russell J. Brown
shot down a Russian MiG-15
The First All Jet Air Battle

Spans 38 feet 10 inches
Weight 16,856 pounds
Cost $93,456

 
Location. 40° 6.071′ N, 98° 57.156′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Nebraska, in Franklin County. Marker is on 16th Avenue (U.S. 136) near Q Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in Franklin City Park. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin NE 68939, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franklin County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Franklin Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Franklin Congregational Academy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dupee Hall of Music (about 600 feet away); Franklin County (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Lockheed F-80 Fact Sheet. (Submitted on September 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star Jef Fighter Video. (Submitted on September 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMan-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, Korean
 
Lockheed F-80 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2012
2. Lockheed F-80 and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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