Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Fourth Fighter Group Memorial
During World War II, R.A.F. Debden Airfield, England, was home to the 4th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force, from September 1942 to September 1945. Vanguard Yanks of the 71st, 121st and 133rd R.A.F. Eagle Squadrons traded R.A.F. blues for U.S. Army olives to become the 4th Fighter Group. Spitfires, Thunderbolts; later long-ranging Mustangs were to help a dedicated4th Fighter Group achieve the most victories over enemy aircraft in the entire U.S. Army Air Force - 1016 enemy aircraft destroyed.
In remembrance of our 128 comrades who were not to see the war's end, we the survivors humbly dedicate this memorial.
Into The Wild Blue Yonder
Capt. Carl R. Alfred · Capt. Charles F. Anderson · Capt. Stanley M. Anderson · Lt. Harvie J. Arnold · P/Officer William H. Baker · Lt. George W. Barnes · Flt. Officer William D. Bates · Lt. Hipolitus Thomas Biel · Lt. Robert A. Boock · Lt. Stephen R. Boren · Lt. Ralph G. Boyce · Capt. Frank R. Boyles · Lt. James H. Brandenburg · Lt. Edward G. Brettell · Lt. Robert C. Buchholz · Lt. James T. Byrd, Jr. · Capt. Leroy A. Carpenter, Jr. · Lt. Vincent R. Castle · Lt. Gerald C. Chapman · Lt. John L. Childs · Lt. Robert P. Claus · Lt. Leon J. Cole, Jr. · Lt. John T. Conley · Lt. Robert J. Cooper · Flt. Officer William A. Cox · Lt. Kermit
Location. 39° 46.824′ N, 84° 6.704′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Springfield Street and Bong Street, on the right when traveling east on Springfield Street. Touch for map. Located in the Memorial Park of the National Museum of the United States Air Force. 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. 353rd Fighter Group (a few steps from this marker); Order of Daedalians (a few steps from this marker); 351st Bombardment Group Memorial (a few steps from this marker); B-26 Martin Marauder (a few steps from this marker); 21st Air Depot Group (within shouting distance of this marker); Valor Park (within shouting distance of this marker); China Burma India Hump Aircrews (within shouting distance of this marker); 442nd Troop Carrier Wing (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Also see . . . The Official Site of the 4th Fighter Group. (Submitted on March 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.