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

18th Fighter Group • 318th Fighter Group

From Pearl Harbor to Tokyo

 

— 7 December 1941 – 15 August 1945 —

 
18th Fighter Group • 318 Fighter Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
1. 18th Fighter Group • 318 Fighter Group Marker
Inscription.  

18th Fighter Group • 318th Fighter Group

Fighter Squadrons
44th, 12th • 19th, 73rd and 333rd

Dedicated to those who fought valiantly
on the ground and in the air against Japan.

They fought successfully against an enemy
holding numerical and performance advantages
while living under extremely austere conditions.

Campaigns
Hawaii, Midway, Marianas Is., Iwo Jima Is.,
Solomon Is., Truk, Okinawa,
Ryukus and Japan

Combat Aircraft
P-40, P-38 and P-47


 
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 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. 20th Air Force (here, next to this marker); Seventh Fighter Command (here, next to this marker); 499th Bombardment Group (VH)
18th Fighter Group • 318 Fighter Group Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. 18th Fighter Group • 318 Fighter Group Marker on Memorial Wall
(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. 18th Fighter Group. (Submitted on November 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 318th Fighter Group. (Submitted on November 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
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 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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