Maxwell's Air Park: From discarded idea to distinguished landmark

At the Maxwell Air Park, (clockwise from top) A B-52 Stratofortress lines the west side of the park. The B-52 is the only aircraft in the park that was flown to Maxwell. Then-Air University Commander Lt. Gen. Charles Cleveland speaks at the public dedication ceremony of the park July 7, 1983. General Cleveland stands before the “Chris Craft” F-86A Sabre 15 years after its dedication. The “Chris Craft,” named after General Cleveland’s son, was the aircraft he used to shoot down five MiG-15s during the Korean War. A World War II vintage B-25 Mitchell occupies the predominant space at the south end of Maxwell’s Air Park. A statue of 1st Lt. Karl Richter, who was killed in action in 1967 in Vietnam, adorns the north end of the park and is surrounded by four vintage Air Force fighters. (Air Force illustration/Michael Paul)

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