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

XXI Bomber Command

United In Victory!

 
 
XXI Bomber Command Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
1. XXI Bomber Command Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated to the XXI Bomber Command
[o]f the Army Air Forces, based on the
Pacific Island of Tinian in 1945, for
delivering to the Japanes home [w]aters
the first naval mines that helped
end the war in the Pacific.

[Dedicated] September 7, 2002


 
Erected 2002 by Naval Minewarfare Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels.
 
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)
XXI Bomber Command Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. XXI Bomber Command Marker on Memorial Wall
(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. XXI Bomber Command. (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Structure of the XXI Bombardment Command. (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Chapter 20: Urban Area Attacks (The Army Air Forces in World War II, v. 5). (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Mine Warfare Association. (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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