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

414th Fighter Group • 506th Fighter Group

From Iwo Jima to Japan

 

— October 1944 – December 1945 —

 
414th Fighter Group • 506th Fighter Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
1. 414th Fighter Group • 506th Fighter Group Marker
Inscription.  

414th Fighter Group • 506th Fighter Group

Fighter Squadrons
413th, 437th 456th • 457th, 458th and 462nd

Dedicated to the brave men who participated in
the hazardous, 1500-mile bomber escort and
fighter-bomber missions from Iwo Jima to Japan.

Campaigns
Iwo Jima Is. and Japan

Combat Aircraft
P-47 and P-51


 
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); 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)
414th Fighter Group • 506th Fighter Group Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. 414th Fighter Group • 506th Fighter Group Marker on Memorial Wall
(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. 414th Fighter Group. (Submitted on November 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 506th Fighter Group. (Submitted on November 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 414th Fighter Group • 506th Fighter Group at 20th Air Force. (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 46 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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