Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Civil Air Patrol
Dedicated to the memory of Civil Air Patrol members who gave their lives in service to this nation that others might live.
Erected 1992 by Civil Air Patrol.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
Location. 38° 52.846′ N, 77° 4.173′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is located in Section 33 of Arlington National Cemetery, off Roosevelt Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. 104th Infantry Division (a few steps from this marker); 144th Army Postal Unit (a few steps from this marker); Field Marshal Sir John Dill (within shouting distance of this marker); WW II Glider Pilots (within shouting distance of this American Revolution American Red Maple (within shouting distance of this marker); 484th Bombardment Group (within shouting distance of this marker); 56th Field Artillery Bn (within shouting distance of this marker); Amphibious Scouts and Raiders World War II (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
Regarding Civil Air Patrol. "...By 1943, Civil Air Patrol coastal patrols had flown 244,600 hours totaling 24 million miles (38.6 million kilometers), summoning help for 91 ships in distress and aiding in the rescue of 363 survivors of submarine attacks. CAP patrols spotted 173 enemy submarines, attacking 57 with bombs or depth charges, damaging 10 and sinking two. In recognition of its effectiveness, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an Executive Order on April 29, 1943, establishing the Civil Air Patrol as the auxiliary of the U.S. Army Air Forces.
...By war's end, Civil Air Patrol volunteer pilots had flown over 500,000 hours, but many also paid the ultimate price--more than 90 CAP aircraft were lost and 64 of its volunteer members died in their country's service."
Also see . . . CAP Museum - WWII. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
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