Inscription. [Emblem for the United States Air Force Auxiliary - Civil Air Patrol]
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
|1. Civil Air Patrol Marker|
Dedicated to the memory of Civil Air Patrol members who gave their lives in service to this nation that others might live.
Erected 1992 by Civil Air Patrol.
Location. 38° 52.841′ N, 77° 4.178′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Click for map. Marker is located in Section 33 of Arlington National Cemetery, off Roosevelt Road. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Field Marshal Sir John Dill (a few steps from this marker); 484th Bombardment Group (a few steps from this marker); 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) (within shouting distance of this marker); 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team (within shouting distance of this marker); Amphibious Scouts and Raiders World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); American Ex-Prisoners of War (about 400 feet away, in a direct line); U.S. Navy Cruiser Sailors Association (about 400 feet away); Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and Marines of African and Asian-Pacific Descent (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
Regarding Civil Air Patrol. "...By 1943, Civil Air Patrol coastal patrols had flown 244,600 hours totaling 24 million miles (38.6 million kilometers), summoning help for 91 ships in distress and aiding in the rescue of 363 survivors of submarine attacks. CAP patrols spotted 173 enemy submarines, attacking 57 with bombs or depth charges, damaging 10 and sinking two. In recognition of its effectiveness, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an Executive Order on April 29, 1943, establishing the Civil Air Patrol as the auxiliary of the U.S. Army Air Forces.
...By war's end, Civil Air Patrol volunteer pilots had flown over 500,000 hours, but many also paid the ultimate price--more than 90 CAP aircraft were lost and 64 of its volunteer members died in their country's service."
Also see . . . CAP Museum - WWII. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 777 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on January 17, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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