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Memorial F-84F Airplane to be Detached and Lifted from Display Pedestal Wednesday

Fighter Jet will be repainted and moved to new location this summer

The F-84F Thunderstreak fighter jet at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum will be detached from its pedestal on Wednesday morning, June 10 at approximately 11:00 a.m. (weather permitting). The 20,000 lb. airplane will be moved by a crane to a flatbed trailer where it will reside for the summer while it is repainted. Following its restoration, it will be placed back on a pedestal in its new location at the front of Veteran’s Plaza. The new Veteran’s Plaza is located in front of Memorial Hall at the northwest point of the building at the corner of Parnell Avenue and Coliseum Boulevard. The plaza will serve as the central location for all of the outdoor memorials at the Memorial Coliseum.

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum4000 Parnell AvenueFort Wayne, IN 46805Media should park in the VIP parking lot off of Coliseum Boulevard.

Wednesday, June 10, 201511:00 a.m. **Rain or wind could delay or postpone this event. Please watch the Memorial Coliseum social media accounts for cancellation notice, or call the Memorial Coliseum Administration Office at 260-482-9502 after 8:00a.m. on Wednesday with inquiries.