VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A monument honoring the F-14 Tomcat fighter jet will be installed on Virginia Beach’s oceanfront.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that the monument will remember the plane as well as those who gave their lives flying it and those who built and sustained the aircraft.
The F-14 became a symbol of America’s air superiority and was later retired from the U.S. Navy.
An early success came when two F-14 pilots shot down Libyan planes in the Mediterranean Sea.
Actor Tom Cruise later played the role of an F-14 pilot in the movie “Top Gun.”
The monument will include a panel that honors 68 people who died flying the planes.
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