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455th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

304th Wing • 15th Air Force • B-24

 

—In Memory —

 
455th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
1. 455th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Marker
Inscription.

This memorial is dedicated to the officers and enlisted men of the 455th Bombardment Group (H) who served so valiantly in the defense of freedom during World War II. They distinguished themselves by performing strategic aerial warfare in the European Theater of Operation while stationed at San Giovanni, Italy during 1944 and 1945.

Combat Missions: 255
Distinguished Unit Citations: Two
Squadrons: 740th, 741st, 742nd and 743rd
Activated on 1 June 1943
at Clovis, New Mexico
Deactivated on 9 September 1945
at San Giovanni, Italy

Dedicated 1988


 
Erected 1988.
 
Location. 39° 46.76′ N, 84° 6.742′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Click for map. Marker (Memorial #66) 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. 49th Fighter Squadron • 14th Fighter Group (TE) (here, next to this marker); Association of Former Prisoners of War in Romania (here, next to this marker); Ohioans Who Served in the 8th Air Force
455th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
2. 455th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Army Air Corps Enlisted Pilots (a few steps from this marker); 68th Fighter Squadron (a few steps from this marker); Col. David T. McKnight (a few steps from this marker); 492nd Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker); 65th Troop Carrier Squadron (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. 455th Bombardment Group (Heavy). (Submitted on July 1, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 455th Bombardment Group (H) Photos. (Submitted on July 1, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Heavy Bomber Groups of the 15th Air Force (WWII). (Submitted on July 1, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Heritage of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing. (Submitted on July 1, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. 455th Bombardment Group. (Submitted on July 1, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on July 1, 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 179 times since then and 14 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 October 10, 2016.
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