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

13th “Jungle” Air Force

 
 
13th “Jungle” Air Force Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
1. 13th “Jungle” Air Force Marker
Inscription.

Activated 13 January 1943 on Noumea, New Caledonia, the 13th Air Force constituted a major element of Command Air Solomons and took part in the Guadalcanal and New Guinea Campaigns, including action over New Georgia and Bougainville. Later, they participated in the reduction of Rabaul and the air offensive against Truk. Following the Allied victory in the South Pacific Theater, the 13th joined with the 5th Air Force and attacked strategic targets in the Netherlands, East Indies and the Philippines. When Japan surrendered, the 13th was deploying to Okinawa in preparation for the assault on the Japanese home islands.
 
Location. 39° 46.778′ N, 84° 6.757′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Click for map. Marker (Memorial Wall #2, Center) 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. 15th Troop Carrier Squadron (here, next to this marker); USAF Pilot Class 49C (here, next to this marker); The EC-47 ARDF Mission (here, next to this marker); USAF Pilot Class 48-C

13th “Jungle” Air Force Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
2. 13th “Jungle” Air Force Marker
In center
(here, next to this marker); B/G Edward J Hopkins (here, next to this marker); 9th Photo Recon Squadron (here, next to this marker); Marvin T. Koerner, P.E. (here, next to this marker); Col Charles (Chuck) E. Minihan, Sr. (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .
1. 13th Air Force Fact Sheet. (Submitted on April 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 13th Air Force Veterans. (Submitted on April 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on April 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Jungle Air Force of World War II. (Submitted on April 22, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
NMUSAF Memorial Wall #2 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
3. NMUSAF Memorial Wall #2
13th “Jungle” Air Force Emblem image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
4. 13th “Jungle” Air Force Emblem
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 203 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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