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

The Shadow

17th and 71st Special Ops Squadrons

 
 
The Shadow Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
1. The Shadow Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated to the members of the 71st Special Operations Squadron, a USAF reserve unit, and the 17th Special Operations Squadron, a regular USAF unit. The 71st ferried the AC 119Gs to Vietnam and established the aircraft as an effective defensive weapon in early 1969. The 17th continued with the Shadow until the end of the Vietnam conflict.

We especially dedicate the memorial to our comrades who have "slipped the surly bonds of earth" as they made the ultimate sacrfices.

Dedicated 13 July 95

 
Erected 1995 by Veterans of the 17th and 71st Special Ops Sqdns.
 
Location. 39° 46.711′ N, 84° 6.773′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Click for map. Marker (Memorial #230) 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. American Ex-Prisoners of War, Inc (here, next to this marker); 4134th / 320th Bombardment Wing (H) (here, next to this marker); 529th Fighter Squadron (a few
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign
steps from this marker); 134th Fighter Interceptor Group (a few steps from this marker); 1896th Engineer Aviation Battalion (a few steps from this marker); 44th Strategic Missile Wing (a few steps from this marker); 316th Troop Carrier Squadron (a few steps from this marker); 313th Transport Squadron (a few steps from 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 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 17th SOS Photos. (Submitted on January 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 71st SOS. (Submitted on January 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, Vietnam
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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