Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Altus Aces

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

Dedicated to the
5,000 young men
who trained in
advanced twin-engine aircraft
at
Altus Army Air Field
Oklahoma
and graduated
as pilots and officers

1942-1945

and honoring their flight instructors
and support personnel


 
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) (here, next to
Altus Aces Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. Altus Aces Marker on Memorial Wall
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. Chronology of Altus Air Force Base Fact Sheet. Altus Air Force Base Website entry (Submitted on December 9, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Altus AFB: evolution of a training base. Air Education and Training Command Website entry (Submitted on December 9, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Altus Air Force Base Fact Sheet. Altus Air Force Base Website entry (Submitted on December 9, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Altus Army Air Field, 1944 image. Click for full size.
via Air Education and Training Command, 1944
3. Altus Army Air Field, 1944
Altus Army Air Field served as the training base for “Advanced Flying” for twin engine aircraft.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 24, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
Paid Advertisement
Mar. 7, 2021