Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The C–46 is one of only three aircraft that served in our country's last three wars; WW II, Korea, and Southeast Asia. During the Southeast Asia conflict, the aircraft flew for Air America, the US sponsored airline of the Republic of Vietnam, the other two aircraft are on display here also, the A/B 26 and the C–47.
The C–46 last flew for the USAF in 1968 while assigned to the Air Force's Southern Command.
Erected 1986 by the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council.
Location. 30° 24.87′ N, 86° 42.07′ W. Marker is in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker can be reached from Cody Avenue. 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. Medal of Honor Recipients (a few steps from this marker); 1st Air Commando Group B-25 Medium Bomber World War II Air Commando / Chindit Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); MH-53 Pave Low (within shouting distance of this marker); Special Tactics Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); AC - 119 G/K (Shadow/Stinger) (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Kingpin (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Medal of Honor Recipients (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurlburt Field.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the Curtiss C-46 Commando. (Submitted on November 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Air & Space • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II •
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 164 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.