A-3 Skywarrior Whidbey Memorial
For the latest update on the site preparation and display
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The below links are to the Whidbey Crosswind and the Whidbey News-Times
Click here for a story about one of the volunteers, Jeff Hansen.
Click here for a story about the move to Langley Blvd.
Sharlyn Marsh, the daughter of R.G. Smith, has graciously made arrangements for us to offer for sale the works of R.G. Smith depicting the A-3 Skywarrior. 25% of the sales will be donated to the A-3 Skywarrior Assn.
These are very high quality Giclee reproductions of Mr. Smith's legendary aviation art. They will make a great addition to your home. The funds raised from this project will supplement the A-3 Skywarrior Association's efforts to maintain the A-3 exhibits in the aviation museums around the country.
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THE LAST A-3 WESTPAC
Dateline 7 February, 2012
TA-3B, 144867, began an historic journey today. As pictured, it was transferred to a crane barge from a pier at Naval Air Station North Island, CA. Due to high winds, loading aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) was postponed till the 8th. It is then scheduled for departure to Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, HI. on monday the 13th where is will be restored and put on display at the Pacific Aviation Museum. Our own plane captain, AFCM, Ret, Mike Glenn will be accompanying her to insure a safe arrival.
Stay tuned for updates
SAN DIEGO (Feb. 8, 2012) A barge crane lifts a Navy A3 to the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) at Naval Base San Diego. The aircraft will be transported to the Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released)
Dateline Feb. 23, 2012
As the crew man the rails while the Bonnie Dick (LHD 6) passes by the USS Arizona Memorial, 144867 arrives at Pearl Harbor on Tues. Feb. 21, 2012. It was off loaded the following day. Mike Glenn and company will begin some preliminary restoration work while they are there to help some of the Pacific Aviation Museum crews get up to speed.