This private park is open to the public and showcases all of the aircraft flown at the 122nd Fighter Wing Indiana Air National Guard from 1947. Discover the heritage of the 122nd Fighter Wing while enjoying a picnic with your family. There is no charge for admission and the display is easy to find, located just east of the Fort Wayne International Airport terminal.
Several years ago a group of individuals from the 122nd Fighter Wing began generating ideas as to the development of a park on the outskirts of the unit grounds. Their vision and desire is to have a one of a kind park, open to the public and provide a window to the history of the 122nd and Baer Field. Baer Field Heritage Park located at the 122nd Fighter Wing and Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base was dedicated and opened May 14, 2013. The park showcases all of the aircraft flown at the 122nd Fighter Wing from 1947 to the present and visitors will learn about the rich history of the base they so strongly support. It is a place to discover the heritage of the 122nd Fighter Wing while enjoying lunch with your family,or a time to remember those who serve. "We live in a great community that offers our military members tremendous support, and Baer Field Heritage Park is a way that we can thank our community members for standing behind us", said Col David L. Augustine, Commander, 122nd Fighter Wing.
Some of the aircraft that are on display are the F-100 Super Sabre, the F-4 Phantom, the F-84F Thunderstreak, the F-16 Fighting Falcon, and the current aircraft flown here, the A-10 Thunderbolt II. A vehicle representing the 338th Quartermaster Unit, a tenant unit at the 122FW, is also on display. Military history and heritage play an important role in continuing traditions and remembering legacies.