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

801st/492nd Bomb Group

Carpetbaggers • Special Operations

 

— 8th Air Force —

 
801<sup>st</sup>/492<sup>nd</sup> Bomb Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
1. 801st/492nd Bomb Group Marker
Inscription.  

The Air Arm of the Office of Strategic Services

Dedicated to the men of the
801st/492nd Bomb Group
and its Supportive Units

Organized in England as the 801st Bomb Group (Prov)
1943-1944

Redesignated as the 492nd Bomb Group (H)
1944-1945

Group Commanders
Col. C. J. Heflin • LTC R. W Fish • LTC J. W Dickerson

Squadrons:
36th/856th: LTC R. A. St. Clair
850th/857th: LTC J. W. Dickerson
406th/858th: LTC R. L. Boone
788th/859th: LTC L. M. McManus

18th Weather Det. • 35th Station Compl. Sq.
352nd Service Sq. • 1077th Signal Co. • 1094th QM Co.
1139th MP Co. • 1561st Ordnance Co.

Belgium • Denmark • Holland • France
Norway • Italy/The Balkans • Germany

Number of Sorties - 3000
O.S.S. Agents dropped - 556
Tonnage to Underg[r]ound - 4,511
Night Bombing Missions - 21

Losses 26 Aircraft - 208 Men


 
Erected 1996 by the 801st/492nd Bombardment Group Association.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space
801<sup>st</sup>/492<sup>nd</sup> Bomb Group Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. 801st/492nd Bomb Group Marker on Memorial Wall
Patriots & 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) (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. The 801st / 492nd Bomb Group at Carpetbagger Aviation Museum. (Submitted on December 9, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Memories of the 801st/492nd Bombardment Group as told by Col. Fish. (Submitted on December 9, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Issue #157 of the 801st/492nd Bombardment Group Association ("Carpetbaggers")
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. (Submitted on December 9, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. 801st/492nd Bombardment Group Association. (Submitted on December 9, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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