Dismounting the Gate Guards, Part 1: North American F-86E Sabre.
approaching the activity
North American F-86E Sabre
attaching the harness
a slow, precise, process
The Republic F-84F Thunderstreak on the left flew with the 183d from 1955 until 1972
separation from the pedestal
to the flatbed
flags of remembrance and respect
86E was towed from the center of activity
A guardsman photographs from the empty F-86E pedestal, the F-84F which would be dismounted next.
Photographs of the removal of the 84F will be featured in the next posting here. After posting all photos with short captions, I will return to add narrative text to this story.