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Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Memorial

 
 
U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2014
1. U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Memorial Marker
Inscription.

Dedicated to all U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Naval Aviators, Naval Flight Officers and Aircrewmen who, for the cause of freedom, have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Special thanks to Mr. John Christiansen for his many contributions to the development and testing of the P-3.
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Lockheed P-3 Orion
Missions: Patrol, Antisubmarine Warfare, Electronic Warfare and Reconnaissance.
Stores: Sonobuoys, Torpedoes, Missiles, Mines and Bombs
Length: 116 ft 10 in
Wing Span: 99 ft 8 in
Max Takeoff Gross Weight: 159,760 lbs
Max Range Cruise True Airspeed: 330 kts
Max Rated Shaft Horsepower: 4600

P-3B Buno 152764,
Date of Manufacture: Dec 1966,
Last Flight: Sept 1994.

 
Erected by U.S. Navy.
 
Location. 48° 20.491′ N, 122° 40.147′ W. Marker is in Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, in Island County. Marker is on Charles Porter Avenue north of Hornet Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oak Harbor WA 98278, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Memorial P-3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2014
2. U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Memorial P-3 Marker
Oak Harbor’s Early “Town” (approx. 3.8 miles away); Beeksma’s Corner (approx. 3.8 miles away); Flintstone Park Flagpole (approx. 3.9 miles away); Oak Harbor's Ties to the Sea (approx. 3.9 miles away); Deception Pass (approx. 4˝ miles away); a different marker also named Deception Pass (approx. 4˝ miles away); a different marker also named Deception Pass (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named Deception Pass (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Access is restricted given the Naval Air Station is an active naval base.
 
Also see . . .
1. Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. (Submitted on May 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. P-3C Orion USN Fact Sheet. (Submitted on May 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. P-3 Orion NHC Fact Sheet. (Submitted on May 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. P-3 Orion Fact Sheet. (Submitted on May 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMan-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, Cold
 
U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Memorial P-3 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2014
3. U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Memorial P-3
U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Memorial P-3 Squadrons image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2014
4. U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Memorial P-3 Squadrons
U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Memorial and P-3 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2014
5. U.S. Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Memorial and P-3
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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