F-111 Memorial, National Museum of the United States Air Force
The F-111 Memorial Foundation designed, constructed, and donated a memorial to the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The memorial acknowledges the units that operated the Vark/Raven, and the men and women who flew, maintained, and supported the jet. Thank you for your generosity and support!
National Museum of the United States Air Force, Memorial Park
The museum’s Memorial Park honors Air Force-associated units and people for their courageous service and sacrifice in the cause of freedom. In October 1972, the museum dedicated the first memorial with a commemorative tree and plaque recognizing Americans held as Prisoners of War by the North Vietnamese and those missing in action during the Southeast Asia Conflict. Memorial Park has grown significantly since that first dedication, with more than 500 memorials, including statuary memorials, plaques, trees and benches.
The F-111 monument was fabricated and installed in the summer and fall of 2022. With 400 of the F-111 community in attendance, the memorial was dedicated on October 14, 2022.
This project has been a labor of love for all involved. The Foundation wouldn’t be where we are today without the contributions of a number of people.
Mr. Sam Shearin, Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA).
Mr. Jose Gonzales, Air Force Safety Center (AFSEC/JA).
Ms. Sandra Kolb, Air Force Personnel Center Missing Persons (AFPC/DPFCM).
Chief Petty Officer DeShannon Beaty, Navy Personnel Command (COMNAVPER-SCOM)
Ms. Jane Leach and Mr. Andrew Gilbert, National Museum of the United States Air Force (NMUSAF).
Mike and Sandy Waggett, Marc Reisman, MSW Interactive Designs.
Nick Endsley, Sebaly, Shillito & Dyer, Attorneys at Law
David Schweitzer and Daniel Buck, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.
Jim Smith, Laser Imaging and Design/Art & Stone.
Brad Insley, Bob Vosburgh, Chris Glaze, Mike Otterblad, William “Reese” Liggett, Rick Copp, Jim Nab, Jim Schuman — the “Design Selection Subcommittee”
On behalf of the Executive Committee, and more importantly, the F/FB/EF-111 com-munity, we extend our sincere thanks to everyone listed above.