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Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

O-2 Super Skymaster

 
 
O-2 Super Skymaster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
1. O-2 Super Skymaster Marker
Inscription. The O-2A Super Skymaster was a push-pull twin-engine, three-seat, militarized version of the Cessna 337A Skymaster. Affectionately known as the "Oscar Duck." This rugged aircraft was flown throughout Southeast Asia in a variety of Forward Air Control (FAC) roles, including directing air strikes and reconnaissance over the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Its four underwing hard points were capable of carrying a variety of rocket launchers and flares. The O-2As standard load of 14 white phosphorus-marking rockets, combined with its increased time over station and upgraded communications suite enhanced its ability to operate in the adverse weather of Southeast Asia. The O-2B was modified for psychological warfare operations by adding loud speaker systems and leaflet dispensers. A total of 510 O-2As and O-2Bs were delivered to the Air Force by December 1970. All O-2 FAC training was done at Hurlburt Field until December 1975. This aircraft was dedicated into the airpark in October 1982.
 
Erected 1982 by the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council.
 
Location. 30° 24.923′ N, 86° 42.046′ W. Marker is in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker is on Independence Road. Touch for map. Located at the Hurlburt Field
O-2A Super Skymaster, AF Ser. No. 67-21368 image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
2. O-2A Super Skymaster, AF Ser. No. 67-21368
Memorial Air Park and access to the base is restricted. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 Independence Road, Hurlburt Field FL 32544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Navy VO-67 (a few steps from this marker); The Forward Air Controller (a few steps from this marker); O-1E Bird Dog (a few steps from this marker); Captain Hilliard A. Wilbanks (a few steps from this marker); U-10A Super Courier (a few steps from this marker); OV-10 Bronco (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Steven L. Bennett (within shouting distance of this marker); Operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurlburt Field.
 
Regarding O-2 Super Skymaster.

O-2A Skymaster tail #67-21368 history:
Accepted by the USAF on 31 Aug 1967, this Skymaster deployed to Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Base and Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam where it served until transfer to the 111th Tactical Air Support Group, Pennsylvania ANG, Willow Grove PA. This aircraft continued its service in the ANG until 1982 when the Skymaster was dedicated to this airpark at Hurlburt Field, FL.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the O-2 Skymaster. (Submitted on November 19, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMilitaryWar, Vietnam
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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