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United States Army 8th Air Force

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 27, 2019
1. United States Army 8th Air Force Marker
Inscription.  
Second Schweinfurt
Memorial Association


presents and dedicates this memorial
to the memory of the airmen of the

United States Army 8th Air Force

who against overwhelming odds
and "savage" defiance
attacked and destroyed
the ball bearing factories in
Schweinfurt, Germany
14 October 1943

officially known as
Mission No. 115
known by those who were there as
Black Thursday

 
Erected by Second Schweinfurt Memorial Association.
 
Location. 38° 52.565′ N, 77° 4.372′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker can be reached from Porter Avenue east of Arlington Cemetery, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Wilson Avenue, Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 3d United States Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Tomb of the Unknowns
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(within shouting distance of this marker); General George C. Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker); No Greater Love POW-MIA Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 416th Bombardment Group (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memorial Carillon at Arlington National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of the Bulge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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