Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. Historical

Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. Historical (HM1XXX)

Location: Mesa, AZ 85215 Maricopa County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 27.154', W 111° 44.127'

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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 with the 27th Aero Squadron, in nine days of combat spanning a 17-day period he shot down 14 German observation balloons and four airplanes to become the ranking ace of the U.S. Army. The 21-year-old Phoenician was killed in a legendary mission on September 29, 1918, but at war's end ranked as second among AEF aces and third among all Americans of the Great War. He was the first Army pilot to receive the Medal of Honor.     February 2012
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HM NumberHM1XXX
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Year Placed2012
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 431649 N 3701702
Decimal Degrees33.45256667, -111.73545000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 27.154', W 111° 44.127'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 27' 9.24" N, 111° 44' 7.62" W
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Area Code(s)480, 602
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2055-2067 N Greenfield Rd, Mesa AZ 85215, US
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