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

2nd Ferrying Group

1942-1946

 

— Turning Final —

 
2nd Ferrying Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
1. 2nd Ferrying Group Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated in remembrance of
all who served in the
2nd Ferry Group · Ferrying Division
Air Transport Command.
New Castle Army Air Base, Delaware.

The group delivered aircraft all over the world and
was the first to utilize women pilots,
the WAFS and WASPs.

In late 1943, the group established a
scheduled military airline "Crescent Caravan"
from New Castle, Delaware to Calcutta, India,
flying C54 type aircraft


 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World IIWomen.
 
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
2nd Ferrying Group Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. 2nd Ferrying Group Marker on Memorial Wall
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(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. Ferry Pilots and Transport Crews, in Ch 20 of The Army Air Forces of World War II, v. VI. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Air Transport Command and the Airlines During World War II (SI). (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. x. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Army Air Forces of World War II, v. VII. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) and Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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