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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

AC-130A Spectre Gunship II

Ubon RTAB, Thailand

 
 
AC-130A Spectre Gunship II Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
1. AC-130A Spectre Gunship II Marker
Inscription.

Dedicated to the aircrews, maintenance and support personnel who helped pioneer the combat employment of the AC-130 Gunship in Southeast Asia

Donated by 1968-1969 AC-130 "Spectre"
Commander's Crew
Lt Col Tom Simone
Capt Mauri Galey Maj Bill Crafton
Capt Gerry Harris Capt Larry Flinn
TSgt Glenn Furbee SSgt Vince Marrazzo


 
Location. 39° 46.763′ N, 84° 6.751′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker (Memorial Wall #1, 097) is in the Memorial Park of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, with museum access off Springfield Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton OH 45433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 47th Fighter Squadron (here, next to this marker); SSgt Forrest Ray Cope (here, next to this marker); 504th Bomb Group (VH) (here, next to this marker); Frederick W. Kaufmann, Colonel, USAF (here, next to this marker); USAF Pilot Class 1954E (here, next to this marker); Michael Slepecky, Jr. (here, next to this
Memorial Wall #1 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
2. Memorial Wall #1
marker); Army Air Corps Flying Cadet Class 41-B (here, next to this marker); Air Resupply and Communications Special Operations (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lockheed AC-130A Spectre Fact Sheet. (Submitted on July 2, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lockheed AC-130A Fact Sheet. (Submitted on July 2, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Birth of the Spectre Gunship. (Submitted on July 2, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. AC-130 Gunship Videos at YouTube. (Submitted on July 2, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, Vietnam
 
Memorial Wall #1 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Memorial Wall #1
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign
AC-130A Spectre Gunship image. Click for full size.
Public Domain by TSgt Bill Thompson, 1984
5. AC-130A Spectre Gunship
An AC-130A Hercules gunship aircraft performs a pylon turn near Hurlburt Field, Florida during a training mission. The aircraft is from the 919th Special Operations Group, Eglin Air Force Base Auxiliary Field 3 (Duke Field), Florida.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on December 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on July 3, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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