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

491st Bombardment Group (H)

Ringmasters

 
 
491st Bombardment Group (H) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 4, 2010
1. 491st Bombardment Group (H) Marker
Inscription.


"No other 8th Air Force Group was
committed to action so fast -
flew so many missions in so short a time -
achieving such fine results."
14th CBW Final Report (1945)

Distinguished Unit Citation
26 November 1944

Air Offensive Europe Normandy
Northern France Rhineland
Ardennes Central Europe

Dedicated 19 Oct 1990

[On Adjoining Benches]
852nd 852rd 854th 855th
Squadrons

[Support Units]
479 Sub Depot 1261 MP Company
1234 Quartermaster Company 2109 Engineer Company
326 Station Complement 1450 Ordnance Company
266 Medical 208 Finance

 
Erected 1990 by 491st Bomb Group Association.
 
Location. 39° 46.728′ N, 84° 6.745′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Click for map. Marker (Memorial #257) 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. Major Richard A Keylor Sr (here, next to this marker); Major General Frederic H. Miller, Jr., USAF
491st Bombardment Group (H) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 4, 2010
2. 491st Bombardment Group (H) Marker
Flat marker along walkway, between benches. Looking ENE.
(here, next to this marker); Pilot Class 42-I (here, next to this marker); 60th Troop Carrier Group (a few steps from this marker); 354th Fighter Group (a few steps from this marker); State of Ohio Pearl Harbor Survivors (a few steps from this marker); Charles U. Rapp, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Navigators and Observers (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 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. A History of the 491st Bombardment Group (H). (Submitted on January 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 491st Bombardment Group (H). (Submitted on January 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
852nd Bomb Squadron Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 4, 2010
3. 852nd Bomb Squadron Bench
With support units
853rd Bomb Squadron Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 4, 2010
4. 853rd Bomb Squadron Bench
With support units
854th Bomb Squadron Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 4, 2010
5. 854th Bomb Squadron Bench
With support units
855th Bomb Squadron Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 4, 2010
6. 855th Bomb Squadron Bench
With support units
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
7. NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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