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USAAF Warsaw Uprising Support Memorial

 
 
USAAF Warsaw Uprising Support Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 4, 2010
1. USAAF Warsaw Uprising Support Memorial Marker
Inscription.
This monument honors 1220 American airmen who, on 18 September 1944, air-dropped food and military supplies over Warsaw to help the Polish Home Army during the Warsaw Uprising (1 August - 2 October 1944). One hundred and seven B-17 Flying Fortresses from the 8th Air Force, escorted by one hundred and fifty P-51 Mustangs, flew from England over the Baltic Sea to Warsaw. One B-17 and two P-51s were shot down and a number of American airmen lost their lives. This mission was the only combat action in Poland undertaken by American forces in World War II.

In everlasting gratitude for the help and sacrifice by the American airmen who flew the mission

Polish Home Army Veterans Association in America
18 September 1994

The emblem below the 8th Air Force aircraft insignia was used by the Polish Underground during the German occupation of Poland in World War II.

 
Erected 1994 by Polish Home Army Veterans Association in America.
 
Location. 39° 46.775′ N, 84° 6.689′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Click for map. Marker (Memorial #253) is in the Memorial Park of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, with museum
USAAF Warsaw Uprising Support Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 4, 2010
2. USAAF Warsaw Uprising Support Memorial
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. 50th Troop Carrier Tactical Airlift Airlft Squadron (here, next to this marker); 71st and 341st Air Refueling Squadrons (a few steps from this marker); Strategic Air Command (a few steps from this marker); 447th Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker); Flight Test Crews (a few steps from this marker); 93rd Troop Carrier Squadron (a few steps from this marker); 49th Fighter Group/Wing (a few steps from this marker); 493rd Bomb Group (H) (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 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Warsaw Airlift. (Submitted on January 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Warsaw Airlift. (Submitted on January 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
USAAF Warsaw Uprising Support Memorial Eagle image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 4, 2010
3. USAAF Warsaw Uprising Support Memorial Eagle
USAAF Warsaw Uprising Support Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 4, 2010
4. USAAF Warsaw Uprising Support Memorial
In shadows at far left of photo. Looking northeast.
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 305 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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