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

Association of Former Prisoners of War in Romania

Aug. 1, 1943 to Aug. 31, 1944

 

B-24 B-17 P-38 P-51

 
Association of Former Prisoners of War in Romania Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
1. Association of Former Prisoners of War in Romania Marker
Inscription.

For all airmen who flew combat missions over Romania, and in memory of our many comrades who endured all and gave all that mankind might live in freedom and in peace, we dedicate this memorial.

Polesti [sic - Ploesti] Oil Fields
Romania

Constanta-Guirgui-Simeria Pitesta

Ploesti-Bucharest-Brasow

Harken you who in spirit soar,
to the echo of thundering wings;
Theirs was the sky, the high frontier,
where courage and valor reign.
Though fate of man has stilled their wings,
and quieted their thunderous song,
In those who streak the beckoning blue
Their selfless courage lives on.

Dedicated this
28th Day of Aug. 1987


 
Erected 1987.
 
Location. 39° 46.761′ N, 84° 6.738′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Click for map. Marker (Memorial 067) 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. 455th Bombardment Group (Heavy) (here, next to this marker); 492nd Bomb Group
Poem on Assn of Former Prisoners of War in Romania Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
2. Poem on Assn of Former Prisoners of War in Romania Marker
(here, next to this marker); 49th Fighter Squadron 14th Fighter Group (TE) (here, next to this marker); TAC Tankers Association Memorial (a few steps from this marker); 68th Fighter Squadron (a few steps from this marker); Army Air Corps Enlisted Pilots (a few steps from this marker); Headquarters Squadron, Air Service Command (a few steps from this marker); Ohioans Who Served in the 8th Air Force (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .
1. Photos of POW Airmen in Romania. (Submitted on May 19, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Bombing of Romanian Oil Fields during World War II. (Submitted on May 19, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on May 19, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
Image on Assn of Former Prisoners of War in Romania Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
3. Image on Assn of Former Prisoners of War in Romania Marker
Association of Former Prisoners of War in Romania Emblem image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
4. Association of Former Prisoners of War in Romania Emblem
Association of Former Prisoners of War in Romania Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
5. Association of Former Prisoners of War in Romania Monument
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
6. NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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