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

401st Bombardment Group (H)

8th Air Force

 

“Best Damned Outfit in the USAAF”

 
401st Bombardment Group (H) Memorial (front) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 4, 2010
1. 401st Bombardment Group (H) Memorial (front)
Inscription.

612th Bomb Sqdn. 613th Bomb Sqdn.
614th Bomb Sqdn. 615th Bomb Sqdn.

Stationed at AAF Station 128, Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, England. The 401 BG, assigned to the 1st Div, 84th Combat Wing, Eighth United States Army Air Force.

Flew 254 combat missions over Europe, ETO. Awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations and recognized as the B-17 unit in 8AF with the best bombing accuracy and second lowest loss ratio for missions flown.

401BG
Activated 1 Apr 43, Ephrata AFB Wash;
Deactivated 28 Aug 45.

Commanders
Col. Harold W. Bowman, June 43 - 5 Dec 44
Col. William T. Seawell, 5 Dec 44 - June 45

Dedicated to the memory of those who did not return
and to all who served with the 401BG
from 1 Apr 43 through the end of WWII.

 
Erected by 401st Bomb Group (H) Association.
 
Location. 39° 46.794′ N, 84° 6.668′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Click for map. Marker (Memorial #089) 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.
401st Bombardment Group (H) Memorial (back) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 4, 2010
2. 401st Bombardment Group (H) Memorial (back)
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 442nd Troop Carrier Group (here, next to this marker); 460th Fighter Squadron (here, next to this marker); 19th Air Depot Group (a few steps from this marker); B-24 Liberator WWII 50th Anniversary Commemoration (a few steps from this marker); 339th Fighter Group (a few steps from this marker); 94th Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker); 456th Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker); Forward Air Controllers Memorial (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 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 401st Bombardment Group. (Submitted on January 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 401st Bomb Group (H) Association. (Submitted on January 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
401st Bombardment Group (H) Record Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 4, 2010
3. 401st Bombardment Group (H) Record Marker
401st Bombardment Group (H) Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 4, 2010
4. 401st Bombardment Group (H) Dedication Marker
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 442 times since then and 2 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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