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This jet sits atop a pedestal in Milton WV. I had a photo of storm clouds and one of the jet on it's pedestal and combined them to give it new life. This is the only flight time this jet has seen since 1960.

 

The jets history.....(Thanks to Duncan's Sabre Site)

This jet, 51-6078, an F-86D-30 was delivered to the USAF on September 17, 1953 and was assigned to 83rd FIS at Paine AFB in Washington. On August 11, 1954 it was sent to McClellan AFB and converted to an F-86D-31. It's next assignment was to the 31st FIS at Larson AFB in Washington on November 28, 1954. Then reassigned again to the 322nd FIS on August 18, 1955. On September 6, 1955 the jet was again returned to McClellan AFB and converted into an F-86L. On August 7, 1957 the aircraft was assigned to 3550th Combat Crew Training Wing at Moody AFB in Georgia. When retired it flew to Wright Patterson AFB on November 1, 1960 and was donated to the town of Milton, West Virginia on December 28, 1960 for display at a roadside memorial park.

 

Here are pics of it before and after it was retired to the pedestal. Duncan's Sabre Site

 

This image was the TBG-Competitions Winner for Week#9. The theme was "Change".

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Taken on January 5, 2004