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

1st Fighter Group

27th Fighter Squadron • 71st Fighter Squadron • 94th Fighter Squadron

 

— In Memoriam —

 
1<sup>st</sup> Fighter Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
1. 1st Fighter Group Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated to those who served and those
who gave their lives in defense of
our precious freedoms

WORLD WAR II ENGAGEMENTS

Air Combat Europe-Africa-Mediterrean Theater
Air Offensive-Europe • Algeria-French Morocco
Tunisia • Sicily • Naples-Foggia • Anzio
Rome-Arno • Normandy • Northern France
Southern France • North Apennines • Rhineland
Central Europe • Po Valley

DECORATIONS
Distinguished Unit Citations

Italy Aug. 25, 1943 • Italy Aug. 30, 1943
Ploesti Rumania, May 18, 1944


 
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,
1<sup>st</sup> Fighter Group Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. 1st Fighter Group Marker on Memorial Wall
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) (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. 1st Fighter Group. (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 1st Fighter Group. (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 1st Fighter Group. (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 26 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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