Grumman Memorial Park
Calverton, NY

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The centerpiece of Grumman Memorial Park is an F-14A Tomcat built by Grumman at Calverton, with its wings swept back, and perched on a specially designed pedestal aimed towards the sky. The Walk of Honor, with inscribed bricks, is beneath the aircraft surrounded by a manicured lawn with plants. Other genuine Grumman artifacts include a guard booth from Bethpage that houses the computer for locating bricks, and the flagpole that once stood before nearby Plant 7. This project will be accomplished in phases, with the first phase having been completed in October 2000. A Visitors Center with displays of other Grumman memorabilia is slated for Phase Two.

Directions to the site: Located on the North side of the old Grumman/Calverton airfield in Calverton, NY. Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 71, Edwards Ave. Go North (left) to first traffic light (RTE 25) make a left to next traffic light (corner RT25 and 25A). You will see the F-14 on your left just past the light.

The U.S. Navy has provided an F-14A Tomcat fighter to the Town of Riverhead, New York. This aircraft was manufactured at the Calverton facility by the former Grumman Corporation, now Northrop Grumman Corporation. This Tomcat was the 331st F-14A produced by the company, making its first flight on July 6, 1979. It was delivered to the U.S. Navy on September 27, 1979 to Fighter Squadron VF-101 of Oceana, Virginia. This F-14A will be the "cornerstone" display of Grumman Memorial Park.

A-6E, BuNo 164384, known as "Puncher 505" in her last squadron, VA-75 Sunday Punchers, has come home. This is the next to last Intruder manufactured by Grumman.

After months of fund raising and planning, "Puncher 505" was brought back to Calverton from storage at Davis-Montham Air Force Base, Arizona. Under the care and supervision of Worldwide Aircraft Recovery, Ltd. (WWAR), a full service organization that disassembles, packages, transports and reassembles aircraft worldwide, our A-6 made the trip home via flatbed trailer and in several pieces.

In a matter of days the folks from WWAR not only had our A-6 reassembled, but positioned on her special mounts opposite the F-14. Pictured below is an overall image of Grumman Memorial Park illustrating the location of the Intruder in relationship to the Tomcat.

But the job isn't over yet. Donations are still needed to complete the concrete work and landscaping surrounding the A-6. If you haven't purchased a brick for the Walk of Honor, now is the time, especially if you were affiliated in any way with the Intruder (having worked on it or flew it.) Your bird needs your support.

EA-6B BuNo 161245 Prowler at Bethpage, NY

VAQ 139 Cougars

Northrop Grumman Corporation
Bethpage, NY



F-14D Tomcat Bureau Number 164603

F-14D is number 711 of 712 Tomcats built, the next-to-last F-14 ever produced and the last to fly. It completed its service with VF-31, one of the last two F-14 squadrons ever to deploy.

These photos sent to me by Bill Barto