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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www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EYhwQ7OsWQ&t=2sVideo taken in June 2019 of the F4 Phantom that is the centerpiece for the Northwest Illinois F 4 Jet Memorial Project located in Lena, Il. For further infor... ... See MoreSee Less

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The Sprague-Inmann Post #577 of the Sons of the American Legion donated $1000 to the- 9-28-18
Northwest Illinois F-4 Memorial Project in Lena.

The Sons of the American Legion is an organization that is part of the American Legion family of organizations, where all of the members are male descendants of Veterans/ American Legion members.
Their service projects include assisting the American Legion in civic fundraising, charitable donations to disabled veterans, aging veterans, and man power where necessary in all things "Legion."

At the presentation of the check was F-4 committee member Robert (Bing) Wells of Lena, F-4 committee chairman Terry Yount of Freeport, and SAL Commander Scott Stich also of Lena.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the F-4 Project should contact Bing Wells, Terry Yount, or anyone else on the committee.
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The Sprague-Inmann Post #577 of the Sons of the American Legion donated $1000 to the-  9-28-18
Northwest Illinois F-4 Memorial Project in Lena.

The Sons of the American Legion is an organization that is part of the American Legion family of organizations, where all of the members are male descendants of Veterans/ American Legion members.
Their service projects include assisting the American Legion in civic fundraising, charitable donations to disabled veterans, aging veterans, and man power where necessary in all things Legion.  

At the presentation of the check was F-4 committee member Robert (Bing) Wells of Lena, F-4 committee chairman Terry Yount of Freeport, and SAL Commander Scott Stich also of Lena.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the F-4 Project should contact Bing Wells, Terry Yount, or anyone else on the committee.

 

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I would like to donate and have some questions. Can i get an email address of someone I can contact.

3-27-19 LENA LIONS CLUB
DONATED $1000.00
WE THANK YOU VERY MUCH
GOOD PEOPLE DOING GOOD THINGSSSSS
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3-27-19 LENA LIONS CLUB
DONATED $1000.00
WE THANK YOU VERY MUCH
GOOD PEOPLE DOING GOOD THINGSSSSS

4 months ago

Northwest Illinois F-4 Jet Memorial Project

1-27-2020-UPDATED VERSION OF SITE PROPOSAL
Northwest Illinois F-4 Jet Memorial Project Park
STILL NEEDS TO RAISE $45,000.00 FOR THE PROJECT

NEW AERIAL VERSION PROPOSAL SITE PARK
Northwest Illinois F-4 Jet Memorial Project-LENA
1-27-2020
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1-27-2020-UPDATED VERSION OF SITE PROPOSAL
Northwest Illinois F-4 Jet Memorial Project Park
STILL NEEDS TO RAISE $45,000.00 FOR THE PROJECT

NEW AERIAL VERSION PROPOSAL SITE PARK
Northwest Illinois F-4 Jet Memorial Project-LENA
1-27-2020
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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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