In Memory of Lt. Robert G. Westlund

In Memory of Lt. Robert G. Westlund (HMIWU)

Location: Willcox, AZ 85643 Cochise County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 16.333', W 109° 50.462'

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United States Air Force

On 30 December, 1951, during a routine training flight from Merced, California, to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Lt. Robert G. Westlund lost his life when his F-51 "Mustang" fighter plane crashed near Sunset Peak in the Galiuro Mountains northwest of Wilcox.

A combat veteran of the European theatre of Would War II, Lt. Westlund was dedicated officer and a decorated fighter pilot. The wreckage was removed from the mountainside in 1991, one day another "Mustang" will take to the skies.

This memorial is dedicated to the memory of Lt. Westlund and the freedoms and the ideals of this nation for which he fought, flew, and made the ultimate sacrifice.

[Photo of Lt. Westlund]
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Lt. Robert G. Westlund, circa 1951

"For the Cause of Freedom He Gave His Life"
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HM NumberHMIWU
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 2:23pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 609149 N 3571198
Decimal Degrees32.27221667, -109.84103333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 16.333', W 109° 50.462'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 16' 19.98" N, 109° 50' 27.72" W
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Area Code(s)520, 928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1510 N Circle I Rd, Willcox AZ 85643, US
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