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

Fourth Fighter Squadron

Death Strikes Like Lightning From The Clouds

 

— 52nd Fighter Group —

 
<i>Fourth Fighter Squadron</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
1. Fourth Fighter Squadron Marker
Inscription.  

In Honor Of The Members Of The
Fourth Fighter Squadron
52nd Fighter Group

Spitfires · 1941 • Mustangs · 1945

Northern Ireland · England
Algeria · Tunisia
Sicily · Corsica · Italy

125 Aerial Victories
2 Distinguished Unit Citations
14 Campaigns


 
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)
<i>Fourth Fighter Squadron</i> Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. Fourth Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall
(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. 4 Fighter Squadron Fact Sheet. Air Force Historical Research Agency (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. 52nd Fighter Group. American Air Museum in Britain entry (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. 52nd Fighter Group. Army Air Corps Library and Museum entry (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

4. 52nd Fighter Group (USAAF). History of War entry (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
P-51D Mustangs of the 4th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Group image. Click for full size.
via World War Photos, unknown
3. P-51D Mustangs of the 4th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Group
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 13, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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