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

Sidefire Gunships

 
 
Sidefire Gunships Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
1. Sidefire Gunships Marker
Inscription.  

To the Memory of Those
Who Came Before...

Spooky
AC-47
Born and Tested in Southeast Asia
in Mid 1960s

Shadow
AC-119G
Requested and Employed in
Grenada · Panama · Kuwait
Iraq · Somalia

Stinger
AC-119K

Stinger
AC-130

and Those Who Are
Serving Today


 
Erected by Spectre Association.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, ColdWar, Vietnam.
 
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
Sidefire Gunships Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. Sidefire Gunships Marker on Memorial Wall
(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. AC-47 Spooky Fact Sheet. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. AC-119 Shadow Fact Sheet. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. AC-130A Spectre Fact Sheet. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. AC-130H Gunship Fact Sheet. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. AC-130U "Spooky" Gunship Fact Sheet. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. Spectre Association. (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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