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Vietnam War Memorial, A-1 Skyraider Crewmen, Hurlburt Field, FL, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HANSENNI
N 30° 24.823 W 086° 42.038
16R E 528752 N 3364668
Quick Description: Memorial dedicated to USAF A-1 Skyraider crewmen who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. This memorial is in the Air Park of Hurlburt Field, Independence Road at Cody Avenue, Hurlburt Field, Florida. There are 26 other memorials in this park.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/7/2009 4:10:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM5ZE5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member waypointazoid
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Long Description:
A bronze plaque mounted on a painted concrete pedestal.

Dedication:
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IN MEMORY OF THESE HONORABLE MEN LOST
DURING USAF A-1 OPERATIONS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
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There are 104 names of US Air Force personnel who lost their lives during the Vietnam War listed on this memorial.

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The Skyraider was used extensively throughout the Vietnam War. The US Navy, US Air Force and South Vietnamese Air Force all used the Skyraider during the war. Skyraiders participated in the first strikes against North Vietnam before they were replaced. During the war, U.S. Navy Skyraiders shot down two Soviet-built Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 jet fighters: one on 20 June 1965, a victory shared by LT Clinton B. Johnson and LTJG Charles W. Hartman III of VA-25; and one on 9 October 1966 by LTJG William T. Patton of VA-176. While on his very first mission, Navy pilot LTJG Dieter Dengler took damage to his A-1H over Vietnam on 1 February 1966, and crash-landed in Laos.

As they were released from Navy service, Skyraiders were introduced into the Vietnam Air Force (VNAF). They were also used by the US Air Force to perform one of the Skyraider's most famous roles: the "Sandy" helicopter escort on combat rescues. US Air Force Major Bernard F. Fisher piloted an A-1E on the 10 March 1966 mission for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing Major "Jump" Myers at A Shau Special Forces Camp. US Air Force Colonel William A. Jones, III piloted an A-1H on the September 1, 1968 mission for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor. (information courtesy of Wikipedia)
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Date Placed: Not listed

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