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Near Kenner in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Restored Navy A-4 Skyhawk

Memorial to the Naval Aviators of the Vietnam War

 
 
A-4 Skyhawk Memorial image. Click for full size.
circa April 2, 2016
1. A-4 Skyhawk Memorial
Inscription. The Kenner Naval Museum Commission acquired the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk aircraft and commissioned its total external restoration. The 122nd Bomb Squadron Restoration Unit of the Louisiana National Guard Jackson Barracks Museum, led by the late Clarence Eckelmann, performed the restoration that was completed in September 2002. The aircraft with over 5,563 active flying hours, served the Navy with distinction from its acceptance on November 27, 1959 to its deactivation on May 11, 1974. It has been restored in the appropriate paint scheme of a Squadron that flew missions off the USS Wasp during the Vietnam War and stands as a memorial to the naval aviators of this conflict.
 
Location. 29° 59.432′ N, 90° 14.616′ W. Marker is near Kenner, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Minor Street and 18th Street, on the left when traveling north on Minor Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kenner LA 70062, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gulf War United States Air Force (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War U.S. Marine Corps (a few steps from this marker); World War II U.S. Navy Seaman (a few steps from this marker);
A-4 WASP paint image. Click for full size.
April 2, 2016
2. A-4 WASP paint
Korean War U.S. Navy Nurse Corps (a few steps from this marker); City Of Kenner Vietnam Moving Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I U.S. Army Doughboy (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Field Infantry World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Kenner (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenner.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, Vietnam
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2016. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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