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

1708th Ferrying Wing

 
 
1708th Ferrying Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
1. 1708th Ferrying Wing Marker
Inscription.

The 1708th Ferrying Wing was formed on 20 October 1955 under the command of Colonel Tarleton H. Walkins. The unit was established to consolidate responsibilities previously held by the 1708th Ferrying Group and numerous detachments scattered worldwide. Colonel Charles W. Stark assumed command of the wing on 30 June 1956. The wing was inactivated on 1 March 1958. During its brief history the wing and its dedicated aircrews delivered thousands of aircraft to USAF and Allied air forces over the hazardous North Atlantic and Trans-Pacific routes in addition to supporting the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve programs.
 
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, 105) 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); AC-130A Spectre Gunship II (here, next to this marker); SSgt Forrest Ray Cope (here, next to this marker); 504th Bomb Group (VH)

Memorial Wall #1 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Memorial Wall #1
(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 marker); Army Air Corps Flying Cadet Class 41-B (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .
1. 4440th Aircraft Delivery Group, successor to the 1708th Ferrying Wing, lineage. (Submitted on July 3, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Barty R. Brooks Lost On Ferrying Mission, 10 January 1956. (Submitted on July 3, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Tarlton H. Watkins Bio. (Submitted on July 3, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on July 3, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, Cold
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 3, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   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.
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