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

15th Fighter Group • 21st Fighter Group

From Pearl Harbor to Tokyo

 

— 7 December 1941 – 15 August 1945 —

 
15th Fighter Group • 21st Fighter Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
1. 15th Fighter Group • 21st Fighter Group Marker
Inscription.  

15th Fighter Group • 21st Fighter Group

Fighter Squadrons
45th, 47th, 78th • 46th, 72nd and 531st

Dedicated to the brave air and ground crews who fought
and died in combat against Japan.

They fought hand to hand combat defending
their living areas and flew extremely long range,
over water combat missions.

[15th Fighter Group] Campaigns
Hawaii, Midway Is.
Marshall/Gilbert Islands
Iwo Jima Is., and Japan

[21st Fighter Group] Campaigns
Hawaii, Canton
Marshall/Gilbert Islands
Iwo Jima Is. and Japan

Combat Aircraft
P-39, P-40, 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
15th Fighter Group • 21st Fighter Group Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. 15th Fighter Group • 21st Fighter Group Marker on Memorial Wall
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) (here, next to this marker); 414th Fighter Group • 506th 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. 15th Fighter Group. (Submitted on November 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 21st Fighter Group. (Submitted on November 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 15th Fighter Group • 21st 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 53 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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