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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

1st Fighter Group

 
 
1st Fighter Group Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
1. 1st Fighter Group Memorial
Looking southwest.
Inscription.
Dedicated to the memory
of
those who served and
those who gave their lives
defending
our precious gift of
freedom

Oldest fighter organization
in the
United States Air Force

1st Pursuit Group
May 1918

1st Fighter Group
May 1941

1st Tactical Fighter Wing
October 1970

Squadrons
17th, 1917-1940 27th, 1917-
71st, 1941- 94th, 1917-
95th, 1917-1927 185th, 1918-1919

Campaigns

World War I
Lorraine Champagne Champaign-Marne
Aisne-Marne Oise-Aisne St Mihiel
Meuse-Argonne

World War II
Air Combat Europe-Africa-Mediterranean Theater
Air Offensive-Europe Algeria-French Morroco [sic]
Tunisia Sicily Naples-Foggia
Anzio Rome-Arno Normandy
Northern France Southern France
North Apennines Rhineland
Central Europe Po Valley

Decorations
Croix de Guerre with Palm
94th Aero Squadron

Distinguished Unit Citations;
Italy Aug. 25, 1943
Italy Aug. 30, 1943
Ploesti, Rumania May 18, 1944

Memorial designed by
Warren Perryman
27th Fighter Squadron

Dedicated September 1986

 
Erected 1986 by
1st Fighter Group Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
2. 1st Fighter Group Memorial
1st Fighter Association.
 
Location. 39° 46.76′ N, 84° 6.821′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Click for map. Marker (Memorial #17) is in the Memorial Park of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, with museum access off Springfield Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton OH 45433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 27th Fighter Bomber Group (here, next to this marker); 79th Fighter Group (a few steps from this marker); 394th Bomb Group (M) (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Bomb Group (H) (a few steps from this marker); 451st Bombardment Group (H) (a few steps from this marker); 322nd Bomb Group (M) (a few steps from this marker); 316th Troop Carrier Group (a few steps from this marker); 466th Bombardment Group (H) Memorial Tree (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .
1. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on January 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 1st Fighter Association. (Submitted on January 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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1st Fighter Group Memorial (rear) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
3. 1st Fighter Group Memorial (rear)
1st Fighter Group Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
4. 1st Fighter Group Memorial
Looking south.
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
5. NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 836 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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