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

AC - 119 G/K (Shadow/Stinger)

 
 
AC - 119 G/K (Shadow/Stinger) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
1. AC - 119 G/K (Shadow/Stinger) Marker
Inscription. In February 1968, the USAF approved a program to develop
AC - 119 gunships for Special Operations duty in Southeast Asia. Their specialized missions included air interdiction, clandestine air support, armed reconnaissance, and air base defense. These aircraft were based in Phan Rang, Phu Cat, and Da Nang in the Republic of Vietnam, and Udorn and Nakhon Phanom in Thailand.

This aircraft memorial is dedicated to those who maintained and flew the AC - 119 in the defense of freedom and commemorates those who selflessly gave their lives to preserve the ideals of freedom loving people everywhere.
 
Erected 1988 by the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council.
 
Location. 30° 24.908′ N, 86° 42.059′ W. Marker is in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker can be reached from Independence Road. Touch for map. Located at the Hurlburt Field 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. U-10A Super Courier (within shouting distance of this marker); O-2 Super Skymaster (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Navy VO-67
AC - 119G Shadow aircraft and markers. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
2. AC - 119G Shadow aircraft and markers.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Forward Air Controller (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Just Cause (within shouting distance of this marker); O-1E Bird Dog (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Hilliard A. Wilbanks (within shouting distance of this marker); OV-10 Bronco (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurlburt Field.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Fairchild AC-119G Shadow and AC-119K Stinger. (Submitted on November 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMilitaryWar, Vietnam
 
AC-119K Stinger Gunship History image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
3. AC-119K Stinger Gunship History
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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