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Chandler —Veterans Memorial Park
Arizona Aviation Museum Guide

Veterans Memorial Park
Chandler Blvd @ N. Delaware St.
Chandler ¹, Arizona

Overview ³

Chandler is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, and is a prominent suburb of the Phoenix, Arizona, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). It is bordered to the north and west by Tempe, to the north by Mesa, to the west by Phoenix, to the south by the Gila River Indian Community, and to the east by Gilbert. The population was 236,123 according to the Census Bureau 2010. It also has satellite locations for many technology companies, including Intel and Orbital Sciences Corporation.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Chandler has a total area of 58.0 square miles (150 km²), of which, 57.9 square miles (150 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km²) of it (0.17%) is water. Chandler has reached its physical limits save for some remaining county islands and cannot expand outward anymore due to being bound in by the Gila River Indian Community, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, and Phoenix.

The City of Chandler has a North American F-86D-35-NA “Sabre Dog” (AF 51-6261, c/n 173-405) displayed on a pole in a small Veterans Memorial Park dedicated to the memory of the Williams AFB officers and airmen. The park is located on the south side of E. Chandler Blvd. between N. Delaware and N. Sacramento Streets. Click thumbnail to view larger Google satellite image. A very special thanks to "A Friend In Arizona" (AFIA) for sending us this nice series of "walk around" photos of the aircraft.

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North American F-86D-35-NA Sabre Dog (AF 51-6261, c/n 173-405) on display (3/15/2008) at the Veterans Memorial Park, Chandler, Arizona (Photos by AFIA)

Special Thanks

A very special thanks to AFIA (A Friend in Arizona) for providing us with photos of the aircraft at this location.


  1. Chandler, website
  2. Google Earth, Satellite Image
  3. Wikipedia, Chandler, Arizona
  4. AFIA (A Friend in Arizona), Aircraft Photos

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