UPDATE: Lena, Illinois’ F-4 Phantom Jet Making Long Trek Home

LENA, ILLINOIS — Day one and two of disassembling the F-4 Phantom Jet has begun, and according to the Northwest Illinois F-4 Jet Memorial Project folks, they’ll have ten days to take the plane apart and then three to four days travel time to bring the jet home.

The city of Lena and all of Northwest Illinois will soon be the home of a retired F-4 Phantom II Fighter Jet. What started out as a conversation between friends, has turned into an effort to place an F-4 Phantom directly across the street from the American Legion Hall on Main Street in Lena. Below is an update of the progress.

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Open late, until 7:30 tonight! Please stop by for a great cause and a fabulous treat!! Help Alec Schlichting reach his goal! You'll love his Phantom Shake Ups! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Northwest Illinois F-4 Jet Memorial Project

F-4 Memorial Project Receives Support - Alec Schlichting, a fifth-grade student in Mrs. Chrisman's class, made a special effort to raise funds for the Northwest IL F-4 Memorial Project. http://edne.tw/n570828 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you Alec, that was a thoughtful and patriotic gesture. You are to be commended for your generosity.

Thank you Alec.

Wonderful gesture by a very nice young person supporting his community.

3 months ago

“As Mayor of Freeport, the Seat of Stephenson County, I am pleased to see the Northwest Illinois Aerial Combat Memorial become a reality in downtown Lena. The display of the historic aircraft will encourage people to learn more about the importance of this plane and how it served our country in both peace and war times and to pay tribute to veterans who served our great country.” Freeport Mayor Jodie Miller ... See MoreSee Less

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Mike do you get to lena??

We will be passing them out at the train show. Also available at Rafters Restaurant.

Where can I get 4-5 of these to pass along?

 

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So true! One of our greatest combat fighters! Coming from one of the maintainers the phantom was a pain to work on.

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You can find more information about the project at these links below.

http://www.freeportnewsnetwork.com/top-stories/plans-in-the-works-to-bring-a-f-4-phantom-ii-fighter-jet-to-lena-illinois/

http://www.freeportnewsnetwork.com/news/featured/lena-illinois-f-4e-phantom-ii-jet-expected-to-land-in-lena-by-end-of-january/

https://www.mystateline.com/news/phantom-fighter-jet-begins-trip-to-lena-s-aerial-combat-memorial/1694608863

https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Phantom-jet-expected-to-move-to-Lena-by-end-of-January-504392301.html

https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Phantom-jet-expected-to-move-to-Lena-by-end-of-January-504392301.html

 

 

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One thought on “UPDATE: Lena, Illinois’ F-4 Phantom Jet Making Long Trek Home

  • February 2, 2019 at 2:25 pm
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    Went out this morning to see the Phantom. The guys were installing the the second folding wing tip. Great bunch of guys and great piece of American history. Really glad the Phantom survived it’s last duty as a drone, deserves much better than being blown out of the sky as an end to service. Check it out, good seeing an F4 up close again.

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