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

505th Bombardment Group (VH)

1944 • Tinian, Marianas Islands • 1945

 

— 20th Air Force —

 
505th Bombardment Group (VH) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
1. 505th Bombardment Group (VH) Marker
Inscription.  

To salute all who served, to pay tribute to
the wounded, to honor those who became
prisoners of war, to memorialize friendships
forged in the crucible of combat, and to
hallow forever those who gave their all,
this plaque is dedicated to the brave men
of the 505th Bombardment Group.

2,012 Missions • 187 Casualties


 
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);
505th Bombardment Group (VH) Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. 505th Bombardment Group (VH) Marker on Memorial Wall
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. 505th Bombardment Group on Facebook. (Submitted on November 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 505th Bombardment Group (National WWII Museum). (Submitted on November 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 505th Bombardment Group. (Submitted on November 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. 505th Bombardment Group. (Submitted on November 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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