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

C-46 Commando

 
 
C-46 Commando Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
1. C-46 Commando Marker
Inscription. The C–46 Commando aircraft is dedicated to the members of the 1st Air Commando Wing who served with distinction in this aircraft during its years of assignment to Hurlburt Field from 1962 to 1964.

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
C-46 Commando aircraft. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
2. C-46 Commando aircraft.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 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 & SpaceWar, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, 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 150 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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