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

USAF Texas Towers

 
 
USAF Texas Towers Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
1. USAF Texas Towers Marker
Inscription.

Dedicated to those who served aboard the Texas Towers. Built in the 1950's and placed on the eastern Continental Shelf, these platforms were part of the first line of air defense in the Cold War. 32 men lost their lives to the sea.

[Dedicated 14 September 2001]


 
Erected 2001 by Texas Towers Veterans.
 
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, 128) 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) (here, next to this marker); Frederick W. Kaufmann, Colonel, USAF (here, next to this marker); USAF Pilot Class 1954E (here, next to this
Memorial Wall #1 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Memorial Wall #1
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. Texas Towers. (Submitted on July 19, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Georges Bank Radar Station DoD Film. (Submitted on July 19, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on July 19, 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 19, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 19, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on July 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   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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