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

A-1E Skyraider

 
 
A-1E Skyraider Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
1. A-1E Skyraider Memorial
Inscription.
This aircraft memorial is dedicated to all USAF personnel and our fellow South Vietnamese airmen who flew the A-1 in the Southeast Asia conflict. It also commemorates all those who selflessly gave their lives in combat to preserve the ideals that we and freedom loving people throughout the world so highly cherish.
 
Erected 1972 by the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council.
 
Location. 30° 24.824′ N, 86° 42.038′ W. Marker is in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker can be reached from Oneal 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. Major Bernard Francis Fisher (here, next to this marker); Lieutenant Colonel William Atkinson Jones, III (here, next to this marker); Medal of Honor Recipients (a few steps from this marker); MC-130P Combat Shadow (within shouting distance of this marker); HH-3E "Jolly Green Giant" (within shouting distance of this
A-1E Skyraider aircraft image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
2. A-1E Skyraider aircraft
Marker is on far right
marker); Operation Ranch Hand Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); A-26 Counter-Invader (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Kingpin (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurlburt Field.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Douglas A-1 Skyraider in the Vietnam War. (Submitted on November 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMilitaryWar, Vietnam
 
Honor Roll of those lost flying the A-1 in Southeast Asia. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
3. Honor Roll of those lost flying the A-1 in Southeast Asia.
On far left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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