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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bossier Parish, Louisiana

Clickable Map of Bossier Parish, Louisiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bossier Parish, LA (40) Bienville Parish, LA (7) Caddo Parish, LA (167) Red River Parish, LA (2) Webster Parish, LA (7) Lafayette County, AR (5) Miller County, AR (5)  BossierParish(40) Bossier Parish (40)  BienvilleParish(7) Bienville Parish (7)  CaddoParish(167) Caddo Parish (167)  RedRiverParish(2) Red River Parish (2)  WebsterParish(7) Webster Parish (7)  LafayetteCountyArkansas(5) Lafayette County (5)  MillerCounty(5) Miller County (5)
Benton is the parish seat for Bossier Parish
Adjacent to Bossier Parish, Louisiana
      Bienville Parish (7)  
      Caddo Parish (167)  
      Red River Parish (2)  
      Webster Parish (7)  
      Lafayette County, Arkansas (5)  
      Miller County, Arkansas (5)  
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1 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Barksdale AFB — "Hell's Angels"
303rd Bombardment Group (H) Molesworth, England 12 September 1942–11 June 1945 More combat missions (364) than any other 8AF B-17 Group Dedicated to all who served with this highly decorated group from its activation 3 . . . Map (db m105224) HM WM
2 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Barksdale AFB — 1999 Omar N. Bradley Spirit of Independence Award
. . . Map (db m109806) WM
3 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Barksdale AFB — 344th Bomb Group (M) AAF
1942 - 1945 England - France Belgium - Germany Dedicated to the memory of the young men that trained at Barksdale and went on to serve with the 344th Bomb Group (M) in World War II. The 344th Bomb Group led the Ninth Air Force into . . . Map (db m109811) WM
4 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Barksdale AFB — 34th Bomb Group Memorial
A tribute to all who served in the 34th Bomb Group April 1944 - June 1945 Mendlesham, England 4th Sqdn - 7th Sqdn 18th Sqdn 391st Sqdn Map (db m109807) WM
5 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Barksdale AFB — 486th Bombardment Group (H)
This WWII unit flew 191 combat missions over Nazi-held Europe from Station No. 174 Sudbury-Suffolk, England between May 1944 and July 1945. The survivors of the 486th dedicate this memorial to all who served the unit in the cause of freedom . . . Map (db m109808) WM
6 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Barksdale AFB — Berlin Airlift Memorial
In memory of the United States military personnel who served on the Berlin Airlift 28 June 1948 to 30 September 1949.Map (db m109809) HM
7 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Barksdale AFB — General Ira C. EakerAviation Pioneer and Airpower Leader — 1896-1987 —
General Ira C. Eaker was a farm boy from Eden, Texas who became one of history's most famous air commanders. From April 15, 1942 to December 1, 1943 General Eaker commanded VIII Bomber Command (later redesignated Eighth Air Force) from his command . . . Map (db m109689) HM WM
8 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Barksdale AFB — General Joseph J. NazzaroAir Power Leader — March 21, 1913 - February 5, 1990 —
General Joseph James Nazzaro was born and raised in the shadows of the skyscrapers of New York City. Not too many years later, General Nazzaro would soar over the tops of those skyscrapers and go on to command some of this nation's mightiest air . . . Map (db m109691) WM
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9 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Barksdale AFB — Major General Lewis Elton LyleUnited States Air Force
Lewis Elton Lyle, a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and a graduate of Ouachita College, earned his wings in the 41-I class at Brooks Field, Texas. Assigned to the 303rd Bombardment Group upon activation of the 8th Air Force, he and his crew flew his . . . Map (db m109687) HM WM
10 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Barksdale AFB — SR-71 Memorial Dedication8th Air Force Museum — Barksdale Air Force Base —
USAF aerial reconnaissance can trace its roots back to the American War between the states, when balloons carried aloft battlefield observers. The invention of the aircraft offered exciting new possibilities. The Wright brothers courted the air . . . Map (db m109802) HM WM
11 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Barksdale AFB — The B-24 Flying EightballsDedicated to the 44th Bomb Group (H)
14th Combat Wing - 8th Air Force - WWII. Shipdham, England 7 Nov. 1942 - 25 May 1945. 344 Combat Missions - 330 Enemy A/C Destroyed. 8009 sorties delivered 18,980 tons of bombs with 153 A/C losses Two presidential unit citations: . . . Map (db m105931) HM WM
12 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bellevue — Bellevue CemeteryHistoric Site — Bossier —
Official burial ground for Bellevue, formerly Bossier Parish seat. At least two judges, four Bossier parish Sheriffs, and twenty-one Confederate soldiers are buried here Bellevue was first called Freedonia, then Society Hill.Map (db m181378) HM
13 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bellevue — Bossier Parish Court Police Jury
Historic site of Freedonia, where first session of Bossier Parish court was held September 25, 1843: presiding was Judge W.K. Beck. Site later named Society Hill, then Bellevue. First Police Jury meeting was held about two miles northeast on site of . . . Map (db m181438) HM
14 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Benton — Confederate MonumentHistoric Site — Bossier —
Cornerstone laid July 1, 1910 by members of R.J. Hancock Chapter, U.D.C. Formally unveiled on Tuesday, August 30, 1910, as a monument to the Confederate soldiers of Bossier Parish.Map (db m178396) HM
15 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Benton — Hughes House
Built in circa 1840 by Alex B. Hughes, the house remained in the Hughes family until its donation to the Bossier Restoration Foundation in 1972. This was the boyhood home of William Clark Hughes who was the Speaker of the Louisiana House of . . . Map (db m109778) HM
16 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bossier City — 1st CEVG Combat Skyspot Memorial
CMSGT Richard L. Etchberger Medal of Honor 21 SEP 10 Isaiah 6:8 “I heard the voice of the Lord, saying Whom shall I send and who will go for us? Then said I, here am I; send me The introduction of the B-52 into the Vietnam War . . . Map (db m199163) WM
17 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bossier City — Avro B-2 “Vulcan”USAFM 1983-41
Following World War II, Great Britain realized the importance of maintaining strategic bombers possessing long-range, heavy bomb loads, high speed, high-altitude performance, and able to be based anywhere in the world. To meet this challenge, . . . Map (db m199175) HM
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18 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bossier City — Beechcraft AT-11 “Kansan”USAFM 1991-41
The AT-11 was the standard bombing trainer in World War II, responsible for training more than 90% of the more than 45,000 Army Air Force (AAF) bombardiers. The Kansan was one of several military versions of the Beechcraft Model 18 Commercial . . . Map (db m199232) HM
19 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bossier City — Beechcraft C-45 “Expeditor”USAFM 1987-9
The C-45 was the World War II military version of the popular Beechcraft Model 18 commercial light transport. Beechcraft built a total of 4,526 of these aircraft for the Army Air Forces (AAF) between 1939 and 1945 in four versions, the AT-7 . . . Map (db m199234) HM
20 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bossier City — Boeing B-29 “Superfortress”USAFM 1987-145
The B-29 was designed in 1940 as an eventual replacement for the B-17 and B-24. Its maiden flight was on September 24, 1942 from Boeing Field in Seattle. After taking delivery in 1943, United States military leadership decided not to employ the B-29 . . . Map (db m199178) HM
21 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bossier City — Boeing B-52D “Stratofortress”USAFM 1983-63
Since it became operational in 1955, the B-52 has been the main long-range heavy bomber of the Strategic Air Command. It first flew on Apr. 15, 1952. Nearly 750 B-52s were built when production ended in Oct. 1963, of which 170 were -Ds. The -Ds were . . . Map (db m199170) HM
22 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bossier City — Boeing B-52G “Stratofortress”USAFM 1994-254
Since it became operational in 1955, the B-52 has been the main long-range heavy bomber of the Strategic Air Command. It first flew on Apr. 15, 1952. Nearly 750 B-52s were built when production ended in Oct. 1963, of which 193 were-Gs. The B-52G was . . . Map (db m199162) HM
23 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bossier City — Boeing KC-135A "Stratotanker"USAFM 1996-025
Based on the Boeing 707 airframe, the KC-135 was the first totally jet powered in-flight refueling aircraft. C-135s served as Air Force One and have been modified into electronic warfare aircraft, weather reconnaissance, airborne command post and . . . Map (db m199140) HM
24 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bossier City — Boeing KC-97G/L “Stratofreighter”USAFM 1979-859
The C-97 was the Army Air Force.cargo/transport version of the B-29. Between 1943 and 1950, 74 Stratofreighters were ordered; the first flight occurred on Nov. 15, 1944. A tanker version (KC-97) was introduced in 1950 using the “flying boom” . . . Map (db m199176) HM
25 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bossier City — Bowling at Holiday Lanes
Built by Don S. Coleman in 1960. Designed in the mid-century modern style showcasing an iconic wave roof of reinforced concrete and a free span vaulted ceiling. Originally “Holiday Bowl” with 32 lanes.Map (db m214288) HM
26 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bossier City — Convair B-58 “Rocket Sled”USAFM 1983-139
The U.S. Air Force's first operational supersonic bomber, the B-58, made its initial flight on Nov 11, 1956. In addition to the Hustler's delta wing shape, distinctive features included a sophisticated inertial guidance navigation and bombing . . . Map (db m199223) HM
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27 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bossier City — General Dynamics FB-111AUSAFM 1992-284
The USAF bought 76 production FB-111As to fill a gap in the strategic bomber force between the time when the Boeing B-52C & F models and Convair B-58As were being phased out in the late 1960's into the early 1970's. The Advanced Supersonic Manned . . . Map (db m199186) HM
28 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bossier City — Linebacker II“The Christmas Bombings” — December 18-29, 1972 —
“We believe peace is at hand” Oct. 23, 1972 Dr. Henry Kissinger, National Security Advisor to President Richard Nixon Beginning in early October thru mid-December of 1972, United States National Security Advisor Dr. Henry Kissinger and North . . . Map (db m199181) HM WM
29 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bossier City — Lockheed T-33A “Shooting Star”USAFM 1995-053
The two-place T-33 jet was designed for training pilots already qualified to fly propeller-driven aircraft. It was developed from the single-seat F-80 fighter by lengthening the fuselage slightly more than three feet to accommodate a second cockpit. . . . Map (db m199179) HM
30 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bossier City — Major General William E. Eubank, Jr.
Dedicated in 1999 to Mr. B-52 Major General William E. Eubank, Jr. for outstanding service to the nation • Flew first B-52 and KC-135 aircraft accepted by the USAF from Boeing • Commanded 93rd Dome Wing winning Mackay Trophy for first . . . Map (db m199143) HM WM
31 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bossier City — Martin SM-68B “Titan II” RVUSAFM 1995-3046-0055
The Martin Titan II was developed at the beginning of the 1960s. A major improvement over the Titan I was an upgraded version of the Aerojet-General LR87 first-stage rocket engine. The engine was capable of producing 430,000 lbs of thrust and burned . . . Map (db m199227) HM
32 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bossier City — Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 “Fishbed”USAFM 1993-204
The MiG-21F is a short-range day fighter-interceptor and the first major production version of the popular MiG-21 series. It is but one of many versions of this aircraft that have served in the arsenals of many nations around the world. The E-5 . . . Map (db m199174) HM
33 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bossier City — North American AGM-28 “Hound Dog”USAFM 2007-3046-0032
The North American Aviation Corporation AGM-28 Hound Dog was was a supersonic, jet-powered, air-launched cruise missile. The Hound Dog was initially given the designation B-77, later re-designated GAM-77, and finally designated the AGM-28. It was to . . . Map (db m199146) HM
34 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Bossier City — Old Bossier Municipal Building
Cornerstone laid Nov. 26, 1926. Officially dedicated May 19, 1927. A fine example of the Spanish "Hacienda" style adapted for public buildings. The second floor still contains original jail cells.Map (db m109777) HM
35 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Fillmore — Fillmore CemeteryHistoric Site
Located a short distance down this road. Founded 1848 by Fillmore Methodist Church, once located on site. Buried here are Thomas D. Connell, founder of Connell's Cross Roads (now Fillmore), and W.P. Haughton. Also here is O.R. Gelette (1845-1944), . . . Map (db m181360) HM
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36 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Haughton — Paul Lawrence HomeHistoric Site — Bossier —
Built 1883 after earlier house on site burned. Residence of Dr. Paul Lawrence. respected physician, who performed house calls for over 50 years despite the loss of a leg in the Civil War. Haughton was originally called Lawrenceville in his honor.Map (db m169679) HM
37 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Haughton — The Arrest of Isaac Williams and his Men
At this site in 1868, Isaac Williams and thirty other African American men were arrested and unlawfully convicted and sentenced to one year in the penitentiary for holding a Loyal-League meeting. Four months later, with the advice and consent . . . Map (db m144214) HM
38 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Oakland — Henry McDade HouseHistoric Site — Bossier —
Modified dog trot house is example of skills and creativity of early 20th century homes in Bossier Parish. It has one room on south side and three rooms on the north. Built circa 1927 by Henry McDade for his wife, Artie Lee Patterson McDade and . . . Map (db m169361) HM
39 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Oakland — Oakland PlantationHistoric Site — Bossier —
This house was built in stages between 1832 and 1848, and by 1850 was owned by Doctor Abel Skannal. From this house the family controlled five plantations totaling over 8000 acres. Rumors about ghosts are sustained by the fact that Doc Skannal kept . . . Map (db m169284) HM
40 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Taylortown — Ashpoint Plantation
Built c.1875, was residence of Elam S. Dortch, believed to be the last surviving Confederate veteran residing in Bossier Parish. Moved c.1923 to present site from original location nearer river. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1982.Map (db m109796) HM
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May. 29, 2023