Proctor, Minnesota: F-101 Jet on a Stick

Military relic in Proctor since 1974, when it was erected as a memorial to two military pilots who'd died in a local crash three years earlier.

US Hwy 2, Proctor, MN
On the west side of US Hwy 2 just north of its intersection with S. 2nd Ave. From the highway it looks like the jet is flying just over the treetops.
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Jet on a stick.

F-101 Jet on a Stick

At 71 feet long, mounted nearly 20 feet off the ground, this F-101 jet was dedicated as memorial on July 4, 1974, in memory of captains James Verville and Sherman Gonyea of the local 148th Fighter Group. The two officers were killed on December 17, 1971, when they crashed while taking off on a routine training flight.

[Vince Kranz, 05/12/2014]

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