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

391st Bombardment Group (Medium)

572nd • 573rd • 574th • 575th and HQ Squadrons

 

— 9th Air Force —

 
391st Bombardment Group (Medium) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
1. 391st Bombardment Group (Medium) Marker
Inscription.  

With Wings of Courage

From bases in England, France, and Belgium,
February 1944 until May 1945, the group
flew 249 missions, 10,124 sorties over
enemy territory and dropped 15,786 tons
of bombs on assigned targets

Battle Credits Awarded
Air Defense, Europe • Normandy • Northern France
Ardennes • Central Europe • Rhineland

Distinguished Unit Citation December 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, next to this marker); Seventh Fighter Command (here, next to this marker); 499th Bombardment Group (VH)
391st Bombardment Group (Medium) Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. 391st Bombardment Group (Medium) Marker on Memorial Wall
(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. 391st Bombardment Group History. (Submitted on December 10, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 391st Bombardment Group. (Submitted on December 10, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 391st Bombardment Group. (Submitted on December 10, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 23 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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