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2nd Ferrying Group

 
 
2nd Ferrying Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
1. 2nd Ferrying Group Marker
Inscription.

Dedicated in remembrance of
all who served in the
2nd Ferrying Group, Ferrying Division
Air Transport Command
New Castle Army Air Base, Delaware
1942 - 1946

The group delivered aircraft all over the world and was the first to utilize women pilots, the WAFS and WASP

In late 1943, the group established a scheduled military airline "Crescent Caravan" from New Castle, Delaware to Calcutta, India, flying C-54 type aircraft

Turning Final


 
Location. 39° 46.763′ N, 84° 6.751′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Click for map. Marker (Memorial Wall #1, 093) 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. 47th Fighter Squadron (here, next to this marker); AC-130A Spectre Gunship II (here, next to this marker); SSgt Forrest Ray Cope (here, next to this marker); 504th Bomb Group (VH) (here, next to this marker); Frederick W. Kaufmann, Colonel, USAF
Memorial Wall #1 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Memorial Wall #1
(here, next to this marker); USAF Pilot Class 1954E (here, next to this marker); Michael Slepecky, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Army Air Corps Flying Cadet Class 41-B (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Regarding 2nd Ferrying Group. A book, History of the 2nd Ferrying Group, Ferrying Division, Air Transport Command, New Castle Army Air Base, Wilmington, Delaware, was published in 1993.
 
Also see . . .
1. American Women Pilots of World War II. (Submitted on March 3, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 22nd Air Force Fact Sheet. (Submitted on March 3, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on March 3, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
Memorial Wall #1 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Memorial Wall #1
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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