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

Note the slings hanging loose from the bottom before lifting began.

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.



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