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

491st Bombardment Group (H)

"The Ringmasters"

 
 
491st Bombardment Group (H) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
1. 491st Bombardment Group (H) Marker
Inscription.  

Honoring the memory of those
gallant members of the
491st Bombardment Group (H)
who gave their lives in the
defense of freedom

"No other 8th Air Force Group was committed
to action so fast: flew so many missions in so
short a time achieving such fine results."

Air Offensive Europe • Normandy • Northern France
Rhineland • Ardennes • Central Europe

Distinguished Unit Citation
26 Nov 1944

Dedicated 10 September 1993


 
Erected 1993.
 
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
491st Bombardment Group (H) Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. 491st Bombardment Group (H) Marker on Memorial Wall
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. Ringmasters: A History of the 491st Bombardment Group (H) (Blue). (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 491st Bomber Group. (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 491st Bombardment Group. (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. 491st Bomb 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 25 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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