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

556th Strategic Missile Squadron

In Utrumque Paratus

 
 
556th Strategic Missile Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
1. 556th Strategic Missile Squadron Marker
Inscription.

We dedicated this plaque to all the personnel of the 556th Strategic Missile Squadron I.C.B.M. and Snark who gave their best and kept the United States Air Force missiles in readiness during the Cold War and the
"Cuban Missile Crisis".

May they all be remembered for their devotion to duty and for keeping the peace during this period of history.


 
Erected 1996.
 
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, 048) 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 (here, next to this marker); USAF Pilot Class 1954E
Memorial Wall #1 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Memorial Wall #1
(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 556th Strategic Missile Squadron. The book, A History of the 556th Strategic Missile Squadron by John Stone with Jeff Stephens tells the unit's story.
 
Also see . . .
1. 556th Strategic Missile Squadron. (Submitted on March 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 556th SMS Documents. (Submitted on March 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 556th Strategic Missile Squadron Atlas Missile Sites. (Submitted on March 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. 556th SMS Reunion at an Atlas Missile Silo (2014). (Submitted on March 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on March 12, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, Cold
 
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 149 times since then. 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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