Flying Tiger Heritage Park

Flying Tiger Heritage Park

7000 England Drive

Alexandria

Louisiana 71311

USA

On permanent view

Located on the western outskirts of Alexandria, Louisiana

Aircraft collection

Flying Tiger Heritage Park England AFB, Louisiana

73-0667

66-3234

52-4931

52-7080

56-3296

Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II

LTV A-7D Corsair II

North American F-86 Sabre

Republic F-84E Thunderstreak

Republic F-105G Thunderchief

In July of 1972, the 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing moved to England AFB, flying the Vought A-7D Corsair II aircraft.  In December of 1980, the 23rd TFW traded out its Corsairs for Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II ground support “tank-buster” aircraft.  The squadron used part of the old artillery range of nearby Camp Claiborne (closed in 1945) as a bombing and gunnery range.  Immediately following Operation Desert Storm, the U.S. Air Force closed England AFB in December of 1992 and control of the facility reverted to the City of Alexandria