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

459th Fighter Squadron

10th Air Force Assam, India CBI Theater

 

P38 Lightning Twin Dragon

 
459th Fighter Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
1. 459th Fighter Squadron Marker
Inscription.

Awarded Distinguished Unit Citation
for destruction of
119 enemy aircraft in 70 days
Activated 15 September 1943
Inactivated 5 November 1945

 
Location. 39° 46.774′ N, 84° 6.734′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Click for map. Marker (Memorial 071) 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. 86th Fighter Bomber Group (here, next to this marker); 2nd Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Group (a few steps from this marker); 390th Bombardment Group (H) (a few steps from this marker); 5th Bomb Group (H) (a few steps from this marker); Headquarters Squadron, Air Service Command (a few steps from this marker); 64th Troop Carrier Group (a few steps from this marker); Flying Cadet Class 40-G (a few steps from this marker); 492nd Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .
1. 459th Fighter Squadron: A Short History. (Submitted on May 17, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
459th Fighter Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
2. 459th Fighter Squadron Marker

2. 459th Fighter Squadron Operations in Burma. (Submitted on May 17, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 459th Flying Training Squadron Fact Sheet. (Submitted on May 17, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The 459th Twin Dragon Fighter Squadron Burma Banshees. (Submitted on May 17, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on May 17, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 135 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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