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

73rd Bombardment Wing

20th Air Force

 
 
73rd Bombardment Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
1. 73rd Bombardment Wing Marker
Inscription.  

In honor of those who served with the
73rd Bombardment Wing
on Saipan 1944-1945

Flying B-29 Superfortresses from Isely Field on the Western Pacific island of Saipan, the 73rd Wing - and other units of the U.S. 20th Air Force in the Marianas - contributed signficantly to American victory in that theater of war in World War II.
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Commander of the 73rd was
General Emmett "Rosie" O'Donnell
who was interred with honors in this
memorial cemetery on 30 Dec. 1971
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1033 men of the 73rd Wing
made the supreme sacrifice


 
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
73rd Bombardment Wing Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. 73rd Bombardment Wing Marker on Memorial Wall
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) (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). 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. The story of the 73rd: the unofficial history of the 73rd Bomb Wing. (Submitted on November 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 73rd Bombardment Wing. (Submitted on November 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 73rd Bomb Wing 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 37 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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