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In a photo taken by a Rock Island Argus photographer, a boy watches the six Blue Angels jets fly over Monmouth Park on Sept. 9, 1965. The cornfield to his left would be replaced with a new airfield for the Monmouth Municipal Airport two years later.

Navy’s Blue Angels thrilled Monmouth crowd in 1965

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These pilots performed the air show over Monmouth Park in 1965.
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The 1965 pilots and flight team pose in front of their Grumman F11A Tiger jets.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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