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

3rd Photo Reconnaisance Squadron

"Official Photographer of Japan"

 
 
3rd Photo Reconnaisance Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
1. 3rd Photo Reconnaisance Squadron Marker
Inscription.  

In honor of all who served, because of their bravery and dedication, the Third Photo Reconnaissance Squadron was able to provide the 20th Air Force to photographic intelligence necessary to bring the war against Japan to a successful conclusion.

 
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) (here, next to this marker); 414th Fighter Group • 506th Fighter Group
3rd Photo Reconnaisance Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. 3rd Photo Reconnaisance Squadron 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). 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. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron (3 PRS) and its Mariana Islands' History. (Submitted on November 28, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pre-Attack Mosaic of Hiroshima. (Submitted on November 28, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. A cartographic fade to black: mapping the destruction of urban Japan during World War II. (Submitted on November 28, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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Feb. 28, 2021