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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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

 

 

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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