Janesville, Wisconsin: Navy Fighter-Bomber Jet At VFW

A large Korean War era Navy carrier fighter jet is elevated on three poles. The local VFW post number is painted on the tail.

VFW Kienow-Hilt Post #1621

Address:
1015 Center Ave., Janesville, WI
Directions:
VFW Kienow-Hilt Post #1621. From downtown Janesville take US 51 south about 2 miles. The VFW is on the east side of 51, just south of Delavan Drive / Co Hwy O. From I-39/90 take exit 175 (SR 11) east. Turn south on Wright Rd (Co Hwy J). Turn west on Delavan Drive (Co Hwy O). Turn south on US 51 (Center Ave.).
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Grumman F9F-2 Panther.

Old Navy Jet at VFW

The VFW Kienow-Hilt Post #1621 has a large blue retired Navy jet at the entrance to the club. It appears to be in very good condition and is suspended on three poles. The VFW post number is painted on the tail. Located next to it is a large flag pole with both the US and POW/ MIA flags, and an American eagle sculpture.

[signmanjoe, 10/29/2019]

The F9F Panther jet fighter-bomber, a favorite from the Korean War in the 1950s, was also popular for its aero-acrobatics when flown by the Blue Angels.

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