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Benedict, Dexter Noel 1944-  Search this
Smith Metal Works  Search this
Sculpture: welded and polished stainless steel; Base: granite
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Administered by Sampson Air Force Museum 6096 State Route 96A Romulus New York 14541
Located Sampson State Park 6096 State Route 96A, near entrance to museum Romulus New York 14541
Dedicated 2003
Orzell, Bill, 2011.
(On one panel of the pedestal:) This monument is dedicated to those men and women who served and trained at Sampson Air Force Base during the years 1950 to 1956. By the bond of men, their flight is won.
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
The monument is a polished stainless steel falcon, soaring skyward with wings outspread, mounted on an octagonal granite pedestal, supported by a square base. Seven of the granite pedestal panels are engraved with aircraft images of Sampson Air Force Base's era, which are: a Boeing B-29 "Super-Fortress" bomber, a North American Aircraft F-86D and F-86F "Saber" jet fighters, a Lockheed T-33 "Shooting-star" jet fighter trainer, a Convair B-36 "Peacemaker" bomber, a Lockheed C-130 "Hercules" transport, and a Lockheed C-141 "Star-Lifter" transport. The falcon makes a gleaming salute to the men and women who began their Air Force careers at Sampson Air Force Base.
Animal--Bird--Falcon  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Airplane  Search this
Occupation--Military--Air Force  Search this
Control number:
IAS 71501007
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums