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United States Air Force Academy in El Paso County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

20th Air Force

1944 • 1945

 

— B-29 • C.B.I. • Guam • Saipan • Tinian —

 
20<sup>th</sup> Air Force Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
1. 20th Air Force Marker
Inscription.  

First to use air power to end a major war
without an invasion of the enemy’s homeland

Dedicated to all who served
• The Headquarters Staff •
• The Many Support Units •
• The Combat Squadrons •
• The Prisoners of War •
• But Especially Those Who Lost Their Lives
In Defense Of Their Country •
• Bless Them All •

58th Bomb Wing
40BG • 444BG • 462BG • 468BG

73th Bomb Wing
497BG • 498BG • 499BG • 500BG

313th Bomb Wing
6BG • 9BG • 504BG • 505BG • 509BG

314th Bomb Wing
19BG • 29BG • 39BG • 330BG

315th Bomb Wing
16BG • 331BG • 501BG • 502BG


 
Erected 1991 by 20th Air Force Association.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II.
 
Location. 39° 0.926′ N, 104° 51.31′ W. Marker is in United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, in El Paso County. Marker is in the United States Air Force
20<sup>th</sup> Air Force Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. 20th Air Force Marker
Academy Cemetery, on Parade Loop west of Stadium Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: USAF Academy CO 80840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 18th Fighter Group • 318th Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); Seventh Fighter Command (here, next to this marker); 499th Bombardment Group (VH) (here, next to this marker); 497th Bombardment Group (VH) (here, next to this marker); 414th Fighter Group • 506th Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); 15th Fighter Group • 21st Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); 500th Bombardment Group (VH) (here, next to this marker); 498th Bombardment Group (VH) (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in United States Air Force Academy.
 
More about this marker. Must have a valid ID to enter the USAF Academy grounds.
 
Also see . . .
1. 20th Air Force in World War II. (Submitted on November 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 20th Air Force Association. (Submitted on November 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
20<sup>th</sup> Air Force Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
3. 20th Air Force Marker on Memorial Wall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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