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1st Lieutenant Ralph Ambrose O誰eill Marker image, Touch for more information
By Michael Herrick, April 5, 2017
1st Lieutenant Ralph Ambrose O誰eill Marker
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — 1st Lieutenant Ralph Ambrose O誰eill
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes 1st Lieutenant Ralph Ambrose O誰eill 1896 — 1980 Hailing from Nogales AZ, Ralph O誰eill served in the U.S. Army Air Service with the 147th Aero . . . — Map (db m102904) HM WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — 3-Inch Mark 33 Deck Gun
The 3-Inch Mark 33 is a twin dual-purpose drive mount on a carriage base ring structure used with selective remote or local control. The Gun is primarily designed for defense against enemy aircraft and was installed on combat ships. Each gun is . . . — Map (db m102917) HM WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — A Tribute to the B-29 Super Fortress "FIFI"
This propeller, one of four, was installed on a B-29 Super Fortress. The B-29 was the largest and deadliest American heavy bomber of WWII. It is the aircraft that effectively ended WWII by delivering atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August . . . — Map (db m49868) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Arizonan Tuskegee Airmen
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Arizonan Tuskegee Airmen 1940 — 1949 “Red Tails” The Tuskegee Airmen set the precedent African-Americans could excel in military . . . — Map (db m102913) HM WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Arizonan Women Airforce Service Pilots – WASP
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Arizonan Women Airforce Service Pilots – WASP 1942 — 1944 “We live in the wind and sand and our eyes are on the stars!” The . . . — Map (db m102898) HM WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — 532 — Arizona's Honeymoon Trail
For nearly forty years, couples from Arizona settlements left their homes each fall after harvest and traveled 400 miles to St. George, Utah. Winding slowly through desert and steep canyons, crossing barren plateaus, and passing rivers and pools of . . . — Map (db m27552) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Barrett Tillman
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Barrett Tillman Barrett Tillman (born 1948) is an award-winning author who has made significant contributions to aviation history. As a teenaged private . . . — Map (db m102907) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — BGen. Joseph J. Foss
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes BGen. Joseph J. Foss 1915 — 2003 Medal of Honor Brigadier General Joseph J. Foss was awarded the Medal of Honor while flying with Marine Fighting . . . — Map (db m102912) HM WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Captain Ted Elvans Lines (AAF)
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Captain Ted Elvans Lines (AAF) 1921 — 2005 Born and raised in Arizona, Ted Lines joined the U.S. Army Air Forces after his graduation from Mesa Union . . . — Map (db m102908) HM WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Colonel Bruce Perry Crandall U.S. Army (Ret.)
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Colonel Bruce Perry Crandall U.S. Army (Ret.) 1933 — Colonel Bruce Crandall served two tours in Vietnam as a Army helicopter pilot, leading over 900 . . . — Map (db m102901) HM WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Dr. S. Harry Robertson III
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Dr. S. Harry Robertson III 1934 — Father of Crashworthy Fuel Systems Dr. S. Harry Robertson, a life-long Arizonan, has made unique contributions to . . . — Map (db m102902) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Falcon Field Mesa, Arizona
This commemorative area was dedicated on May 30, 1991 by her Honor the Mayor of Mesa, Peggy Rubach, in memory of these airmen who gave their lives in the cause of freedom while training at this airfield during World War II. . . . — Map (db m49870) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — General Seth Jefferson McKee, USAF (Ret.)
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes General Seth Jefferson McKee, USAF (Ret.) 1916 — During World War II, General Seth McKee commanded the 370th Fighter Group in Europe and achieved . . . — Map (db m102909) HM WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Landmark Restaurant / Mesa Community College
[Upper Marker]: Mormon Church 2nd Alma Chapel meeting house, 1911. Sold, 1954 to Producers Insurance Company. First Campus Mesa Community College, 1963. Converted to a restaurant in 1973. [Lower Marker]: This is the site of . . . — Map (db m49906) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Lt. Frank Luke, Jr.
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. 1897 — 1918 The Arizona Ballon Buster Lieutenant Frank Luke, Jr. became “The Arizona Balloon Buster” of WWI. Flying . . . — Map (db m102899) HM WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Major Frederick E. Ferguson
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Major Frederick E. Ferguson 1939 — Medal of Honor Frederick E. Ferguson gradated from the US Army Warrant Officer flight program in 1957 and was . . . — Map (db m102900) HM WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Major Gen Carl G. Schneider, USAF (Ret)
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Major Gen Carl G. Schneider, USAF (Ret) Carl Schneider enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1946. He graduated from Williams AFB flying the P-51 Mustang. . . . — Map (db m102905) HM WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — 169 — Mesa
Early in 1878 a hardy band of Mormon pioneers arrived on this mesa. With a straight edge and a spirit level they proved the feasibility of using the ancient Montezuma Canal to bring life-giving irrigation water from the Salt River to the desert . . . — Map (db m27551) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Mesa Grande
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m49878) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Mesa Pioneer Monument
This monument is dedicated to the founding men, women and children of Mesa whose efforts, with others of all races, religions and cultures, changed a harsh desert land into this vibrant city of today. When the first settlers came in 1877-78, . . . — Map (db m27550) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Mesa Woman's Club House
On March 9, 1917, fifty-three women, inspired by Margaret Wheeler Ross, past president, 1914-1916, of the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Arizona, chartered the "Woman's Club of Mesa". Since 1901, Federated Women's Clubs, an international . . . — Map (db m27554) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — MGen Barry Morris Goldwater, USAFR
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes MGen Barry Morris Goldwater, USAFR 1909 — 1993 Barry Goldwater served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Force as an instructor and Ferry Command . . . — Map (db m102903) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Per Ardua Ad Astra No. 4 British Flying Training School
On June 12th, 1982, this plaque was unveiled to commemorate the years 1941 to 1945 when Falcon Field was established as No. 4 British Flying Training School. To this airfield came many air cadets of the British Royal Air Force, British . . . — Map (db m49869) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Prehistoric Irrigation in the Salt River Valley
Approximately 300 B.C. Prehistoric Indians entered the Salt River Valley. They developed an extensive canal system and raised corn, beans, squash, agave and cotton. Over 500 miles of Hohokam canal have been recorded in the Salt River Valley. . . . — Map (db m49877) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Rear Admiral Hugh Dennis Wisely (USN, ret)
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Rear Admiral Hugh Dennis Wisely (USN, ret) Admiral Wisely entered the Naval Aviation Cadet Program in 1961. He flew 350 combat missions with VF-114 over . . . — Map (db m102906) HM WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Rear Admiral Walter Lewis Chatham, USN (Ret)
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Rear Admiral Walter Lewis Chatham, USN (Ret) 1934 — Naval Aviator Rear Admiral “Lew” Chatham, USN (Retired) has approximately 5,000 . . . — Map (db m102910) HM WM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Sergei I. Sikorsky
Commemorative Air Force Arizona Military Aviation Walk of Honor Proudly Recognizes Sergei I. Sikorsky 1925 — Rotorcraft Pioneer Mr. Sergei Sikorsky learned aviation from the ground up working with his father, Igor. He began . . . — Map (db m102911) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Sirrine House
Joel Sirrine arrived here in 1878 with the 'Mesa Company' of Pioneers. He constructed this house, which is Mesa's best example of Victorian architecture. — Map (db m49905) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Site of Old Fort Utah
An adobe-walled refuge against Apaches Built by the Lehi Pioneers of March 6, 1877 First Mormon colonists in central or southern Ariz. [Left Column]: Daniel W. Jones Harriet E. Jones Daniel P. Wiley C. Edwin . . . — Map (db m49930) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — The Alhambra Hotel
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m49879) HM

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