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By Devry Becker Jones, November 11, 2019
148th Fighter Interceptor Squadron Marker
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — 148th Fighter Interceptor Squadron
Dedicated to the living and deceased members of the 148th who reopened this facility, at the height of the Korean Conflict on Feb. 1, 1951. The unit served at Dover A.F.B. until Oct. 31, 1952 flying F-51D, F-84C and F-94B aircraft. — Map (db m142516) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — 2nd Ferrying Group
Dedicated in remembrance of all who served in the 2nd Ferrying Group, Ferrying Division Air Transport Command, New Castle Army Base, Delaware. 1942-1946 The group delivered aircraft all over the world and was the first to utilize . . . — Map (db m142515) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — 463L Pallet
The U.S. Air Force uses 463L pallets to haul cargo on all types of aircraft. Made of aluminum with a balsa wood core, it measures 88" by 108" and weighs 290 pounds. Indents around the edges lock into the aircraft rail system, and 22 rings secure the . . . — Map (db m142571) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — 61st Troop Carrier Squadron
The missing man formation of the 61 st Troop Carrier Squadron World War II In memory of those no longer with us who flew, maintained, or supported the C-47 in the U.S. Military Services — Map (db m142509) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — A-26C Invader S/N 44-35523 —
Intended to be built in large numbers to replace the USAAF's three medium bombers (A-20 Havoc, B-52 Mitchell, and B-26 Marauder), Douglas' A-26 Invader served briefly in Europe and the Pacific in the closing months of World War II. Pilots praised . . . — Map (db m142605) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — AN/GPN-20 Airport Surveillance Radar
The AN/GPN-20 is a dual-channel radar system with tower-mounted antenna and remote site operator controls. Its mission is to detect aircraft within 60 nautical miles of the radar site and to process and display information for air traffic . . . — Map (db m142615) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — Asian American and Pacific Islander U.S. Air Force Memorial
In honor of the many contributions made by Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders to the U.S.A.F. Past, Present & Future — Map (db m142508) WM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — Berlin Airlift Memorial
In memory of the United States military personnel who served on the Berlin Airlift 26 June 1948 to 30 September 1949. — Map (db m142511) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — C-119G Flying Boxcar S/N 10-870 —
Twin-boom cargo planes were Fairchild's trademark in the post-1945 era. These heavy-lift transports helped the United States to reach out with its new-found postwar power. C-119s formed the backbone of the USAF transport in the 1950s. In the . . . — Map (db m142611) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — C-121C Super Constellation S/N 4557 —
The Lockheed Constellation with its gracefully contoured fuselage is a mixture of beauty, power, and utility. Constellation or "Connie" began as the 1943 C-69 Constellation prototype. A small number of C-69s were assigned to the Air Transport . . . — Map (db m142614) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — C-123K Provider S/N 54-658 —
One of many innovative aircraft designs to come on the scene just after WWII, the C-123 Provider began life as the XG-20 cargo glider. This all-metal glider was designed with conversion to a powered assault transport in mind. It first flew as the . . . — Map (db m142609) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — C-130E Hercules S/N 69-6580 —
Designed in 1951 for the U.S. Air Force's Tactical Air Command, the C-130 Hercules set a new pattern for military transportation aircraft. Previously types usually had piston engines, tailwheel landing wheel, and side doors. The Hercules uses . . . — Map (db m142600) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — C-131D Samaritan S/N 55-295 —
The C-131 was based on the Convair 240, 340, and 440 airliners developed to replace surplus WWII transports that were being used as civilian airliners in the early 1950s. The first U.S. Air Force versions were navigator and radio operator trainers . . . — Map (db m142563) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — C-133 Cargomaster 1957 - 1971
Dedicated to C-133 aircrew members and support personnel of the 1st and 39th Heavy Airlift Squadrons and to the memory of those who are no longer with us — Map (db m142510) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — C-133B Cargomaster S/N 59-0536 —
The museum's C-133 was the last of the 50 C-133s to be manufactured The C-133 was designed around one major mission—hauling the first generation intercontinental ballistic missiles. The largest of these was the Atlas . . . — Map (db m142629) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — C-141A Starlifter S/N 61-2775 —
The museum's C-141A was the first one manufactured The C-141A was the first jet-engine military transport and was introduced to replace the slower propeller-driven C-124 and C-133. It incorporated long-range, high-speed, and . . . — Map (db m142565) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — C-141B Starlifter S/N 64-0626 —
The museum's C-141B was the last C-141 stationed at Dover AFT, Delaware In 1973 television audiences watched the C-141 bring home POWs released by Hanoi. Others know that C-141s dropped U.S. paratroopers on Panama in 1989. But . . . — Map (db m142570) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — C-45G Expeditor S/N 51-11795 —
The museum's C-45 was the first obtained by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) The C-45 is the military version of the popular Beechcraft Model 18 commercial light transport. Beech built a total of 4,526 of these aircraft . . . — Map (db m142622) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — C-54M Skymaster S/N 44-9030 —
The Museum's C-54 is the last remaining "M" model skymaster The Douglas C-54 Skymaster was the military variation of the DC-4 commercial transport. This propeller-driven aircraft was flown by the U.S. Army Air Force in WWII and . . . — Map (db m142553) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — C-5A Galaxy S/N 69-0014 —
The most noticeable and revolutionary design feature of Lockheed's C-5 Galaxy is its immense size. Other large aircraft played important roles in aviation history, but none of those giants could haul anything, anywhere, anytime as well as the C-5. . . . — Map (db m142623) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — C-60 Lodestar S/N 42-55918 —
During WWII, the military brought or pressed into service all kinds of transport aircraft. Lockheed Lodestars were smaller and faster than the Douglas DC-3 aircraft that had become the industry standard. The USAAF commandeered over 50 early model . . . — Map (db m142621) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — C-7A Caribou S/N 63-9760 —
The Canadian DHC-4 Caribou, a dedicated short takeoff and landing (STOL) utility transport, first flew in 1958. The aircraft was designed to combine the STOL performance of the Canadian Otter aircraft with the load-carrying capability of the DC-3. . . . — Map (db m142608) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — C-9A/C Nightingale S/N 67-22584 —
The museum's C-9 was the first delivered to the military airlift command in 1968 In the mid-1960s there was a definite need to replace the propeller-driven C-118 and C-131 aircraft that had been used as medical evacuation . . . — Map (db m142599) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — Commemoration Park
Dedicated on 13 September 1997 Constucted by 436th Civil Engineering Squadron — Map (db m51022) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — F-101B Voodoo S/N 59-428 —
From 1951 until 1973, Dover AFB had the additional mission of hosting fighters from the Air Defense Command's 98th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS). The squadron flew F-101s from 1959 until 1963 when they moved to New York. The mission of the 98th . . . — Map (db m142574) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — F-106A Delta Dart S/N 59-0023 —
The Museum's F-106 is the only surviving Delta Dart that was stationed at Dover AFB, Delaware When it was introduced in the late 1950s, the Convair F-106 was one of the fastest fighters in the world. An extensive redesign of the . . . — Map (db m142568) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — KC-68 — Hangar 1301
Constructed in 1944, Hangar 1301 served as the headquarters and engineering facility for the 4146th Base Unit from 1944 to 1946. Highly secret testing and development work was done here on air-launched rocket weapons. Aircraft used in testing ranged . . . — Map (db m50623) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — KB-50J Superfortress S/N 49-0389 —
Originally a B-50 Superfortress bomber aircraft, the B-50 started life as an upgraded model to the B-29 Superfortress. The general appearance of the B-29 and B-50 are similar, however, the B-50 features several upgrades from the B-29 design, . . . — Map (db m142618) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — KC-135E Stratotanker S/N 57-1507 —
The museum's KC-135E was the first all-jet tanker assigned to the Air National Guard in April 1975, and it flew the last operational mission of any KC-135E on 14 July 2009. In the early 1950s the Strategic Air Command (SAC) . . . — Map (db m142626) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — LGM-30 Minuteman Missile
The Minuteman is a land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). First flown in 1961, over 400 will remain in service until at least 2030. It is the first solid-fuel missile to have a digital flight control computer, a combination which . . . — Map (db m142624) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang Flown by valiant men to victory — Map (db m142513) WM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — POW-MIA
. . . — Map (db m142517) WM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — T-33A Shooting Star S/N 52-9497 —
The two-seater T-33 was developed as a variant of Lockheed's P-80 fighter. The fuselage was lengthened by a little over three feet and a second seat for an instructor was added. In service for over 50 years, the T-33, known as the Shooting Star or . . . — Map (db m142507) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — T-33A Shooting Star
The two-seater T-33 was developed as a variant of Lockheed's P-80 fighter which had a high accident rate until more training with an onboard instructor reversed that trend. In service for over 50 years, the T-33, known as the Shooting Star of . . . — Map (db m50626) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — U-3A "Blue Canoe" S/N 82126 —
In the mid-1950s the USAF initiated a competition to purchase "off-the-shelf" twin-engine aircraft for light cargo and personnel transport duties. Cessna's new model 310 was selected and 160 aircraft were acquired and designated L-27A (L for . . . — Map (db m142620) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — UH-1H Iroquois S/N 69-15475 —
The UH-1 Iroquois, nicknamed Huey, was a straightforward single-engine design with a crew of two pilots and a crew chief/door gunner. In combat, the Huey flew three distinct missions as "slicks" (troop transports), "gunships" (armed battleship . . . — Map (db m142627) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — VC-9C S/N 73-1682
This VC-9C, serial number 73-1682, transported America's top leadership from 1975 until 2011. Much of that time it served as Air Force Two for Vice Presidents Walter Mondale, George H.W. Bush, Dan Quayle, Al Gore, and Dick Cheney. It also . . . — Map (db m142564) HM
Delaware (Kent County), Dover Air Force Base — Women in the Military Memorial
Dedicated to women in the military Past Present Future — Map (db m142512) WM

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