122nd Fighter Wing Heritage Park



Heritage Park, adjacent to the Fort Wayne International Airport, is a private park open to the public to showcase all of the aircraft flown at the 122nd Fighter Wing Indiana Air National Guard starting from 1947. It is a place to discover the heritage of the 122nd Fighter Wing while enjoying a picnic with your family. 

 Free admission.

This handicapped accessible park is open for the public to visit daily from 9 a.m. until dusk to learn about the rich history of the base you so strongly support. 

Current aircraft include an F-100, an F-4, an F-16 and an A-10. A decommissioned Humvee also sits among the aircraft, representing the Army's 338th Quarter Master Field Service Company, which shares the base with the Fighter Wing. 


 

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F-86 A Sabre
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F-80 C/T - 33 A Shooting Star
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F- 84 F Thunderstreak
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F-100 D/F Super Sabre
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F-4 C/E Phantom II
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F-16 Fighting Falcon
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A-10 C Thunderbolt II
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Humvee
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F-51 D Mustang

History

Several years ago a group of individuals from the 122nd Fighter Wing began generating ideas as to the development of a park on the outskirts of the unit grounds. Their vision and desire was to have a one of a kind park that was open to the public and provided a window to the history of the 122nd and Baer Field. Baer Field Heritage Park located at the 122nd Fighter Wing; Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base was scheduled to open May 1st, 2013. 

"It will be a place to discover the heritage of the 122nd Fighter Wing while enjoying lunch with your family. We live in a great community that offers our military members tremendous support, and Baer Field Heritage Park is a way that we can thank our community members for standing behind us", said Col. David L. Augustine, Commander, 122nd Fighter Wing. "We are proud of our heritage and are very excited to share this with our community."
 
Some of the aircraft that were slated to be on display were the F-100 Super Sabre, the F-4 Phantom, the F-84F Thunderstreak, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and the current aircraft flown here, the A-10 Thunderbolt II. A vehicle representing the 338th Quartermaster Unit, a tenant unit at the 122FW, was also be on display. 

Military history and heritage play an important role in continuing traditions and remembering legacies.
 
"We should never forget about our heritage, and for this wing to be out here on this main gate, showing the rich history of Baer Air Field is a great thing," said Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, during the ground breaking ceremony in July of 2011.

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