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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UPDATED BROCHURE
IF YOU WOULD WANT SOME TO PASSOUT FOR US-
JUST ASK!! THANKSSSS
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Mike do you get to lena??

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

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

 

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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 ARE VERY WELCOME!!

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Northwest Illinois F-4 Jet Memorial Project

BOB (SANDY) HENDRY FAMILY WERE THE 1ST ONES TO BUY BRICKS FOR OUR F-4 PARK SITE @ LENA IL 61048
FOR BOB- HIS DAD & BROTHERBOB HENDRY FAMILY WERE THE 1ST ONES TO BUY BRICKS FOR OUR PARK SITE. Northwest Illinois F-4 Jet Memorial Project- BRICK FUNDRAISER
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THANK YOU !! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

Thank you for your service, Bob!

Bob Hendry ( Sandy Hendry ) is one of the best men I know!

You gentlemen are a class act. I love and salute each of you my brothers. """ Present Arms"""

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Northwest Illinois F-4 Jet Memorial Project

BRICK FUNDRAISER-
BRICKS ARE USED FOR WALK WAY AROUND THE PLANE @ Park SITE
8x8 BRICK
UP TO 14 CHARACTERS / LINE
UP TO 6 LINESBRICK FUNDRAISER- BRICKS ARE USED FOR WALK WAY AROUND THE PLANE @ Park SITE 8x8 BRICK UP TO 14 CHARCTERS / LINE UP TO 6 LINES
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$150.00 PER BRICK.

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Northwest Illinois F-4 Jet Memorial Project

A REAL AMERICAN HERO –flew our plane !! who flew yours?
MAJOR GENERAL JOHN BORLING (2 STAR GENERAL)
CAME TO LENA IL 3-8-19 & attended a preliminary meeting to raise funds for our F-4E Phantom Jet.
THE JET SITTING @ RAFTERS REST.Lena il.
GENERAL JOHN WAS PRISION OF WAR WITH JOHN McCAIN @ THE HANOI HILTON NORTHVIETNAM OR 6-1/2 YEARS.
Gen. Borling flew our F-4 many times when he was stationed at George AFB, California between 1969 and 1971.

$110,000.00 NEEDED TO FINISH PROJECT- PLANE IS HERE
PLANE NEEDS-PAINTING/SEALED & BUILDING THE PLANE PARK.

DONATIONS CAN BE SENT TO -
Northwest Illinois F-4 Jet Memorial Project
PO Box 290
Lena IL 61048

F-4 PROJECT IS A 501(3) NON PROFIT CORPORATION & YOUR DONATION IS TAX DEDUCTABLE.
& DONATION FED TAX# IS AVAILABLE.ATTENDED A PRELIM FUNDRAISER MEETING FOR THE NORTHWEST ILLINOIS F-4 JET MEMORIAL PROJECT
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🙂

Lee Busch

The prison in s Viet Nam was LBJ - Long Bin Jail.

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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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