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

68th Fighter Squadron

World War II

 

13th Air Force

 
68th Fighter Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
1. 68th Fighter Squadron Marker
Inscription.

Campaigns
China Defensive / Guadalcanal / New Guinea
Northern Solomons / Bismarck Archipelago
Western Pacific / Leyte

Operations
Air defense of Tongatabu, June-October 1942.
Combat in South and Southwest Pacific,
November 1942 - August 1945.
The last 13th Air Force mission of World War II was flown by 68th pilots against Singapore Harbor, 13 August 1945.

Dedicated by 68th Fighter Association,
16 July 1988.


 
Erected 1988 by the 68th Fighter Association.
 
Location. 39° 46.766′ N, 84° 6.741′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Click for map. Marker (Memorial 125) 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. 492nd Bomb Group (here, next to this marker); Headquarters Squadron, Air Service Command (here, next to this marker); 49th Fighter Squadron 14th Fighter Group (TE) (a few steps from this marker); Association of Former Prisoners of War in Romania
68th Fighter Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
2. 68th Fighter Squadron Marker
(a few steps from this marker); 455th Bombardment Group (Heavy) (a few steps from this marker); Col. David T. McKnight (a few steps from this marker); 5th Bomb Group (H) (a few steps from this marker); TAC Tankers Association Memorial (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .
1. 68th Fighter Squadron Fact Sheet. (Submitted on May 18, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on May 18, 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 166 times since then and 11 times this year. 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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