Goodfellow Air Force Base in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
RF-4C Phantom II
Dedicated 27 July 1990
Length: 62 feet • Ceiling: 55,200 feet
Cost: $1,900,000 • Engine: 2 GE J-79
In the early 1960s the USAF developed the RF-4C out of the F-4 Phantom II fighter to reinforce the RF-101 in its tactical reconnaissance role. Beginning in 1964, McDonnell Douglas produced 499-RF-4C aircraft for the [U.S.] Air Force. Capable of photo reconnaissance at high or low altitude, day or night, the RF-4 saw service beginning in Southeast Asia in 1965 through the Gulf War in 1991.
Goodfellow's RF-4C (S/N 69-0367) entered the USAF inventory in 1970 at Mountain Home AFB, transferred to Bergstrom AFB in 1971 and to Zweibrucken AB, Germany, in 1973. After returning to the United States in 1987 and to Bergstrom in 1988, the aircraft was dropped from the inventory and placed here in static display in July 1990, where it recognizes Goodfellow's crucial intelligence training mission.
This aircraft is on loan from the US Air Force Museum system
Erected 1990 by United States Air Force.
Location. 31° 26.266′ N, 100° 24.599′ W. Marker is in Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker is at the intersection of Kearney Boulevard Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goodfellow AFB TX 76908, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named RF-4C Phantom II (here, next to this marker); RQ-4A Global Hawk (within shouting distance of this marker); T-6G Texan (approx. ¼ mile away); Goodfellow Field (approx. 0.3 miles away); EC-47 ARDF Operations in Southeast Asia (approx. 0.3 miles away); T-28A Trojan (approx. half a mile away); BT-13A Valiant (approx. half a mile away); Charles B. Metcalfe (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goodfellow Air Force Base.
More about this marker. Access is restricted since marker is on an active United States Air Force base.
Also see . . .
1. RF-4C "Phantom II". (Submitted on February 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. RF-4C Over Viet Nam. (Submitted on February 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Gulf War 20th: RF-4C Phantom II in Desert Storm. (Submitted on February 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Air & Space • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, Cold • War, Vietnam •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.