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

78th Fighter Group

8th Air Force

 
 
78<sup>th</sup> Fighter Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
1. 78th Fighter Group Marker
Inscription.  

In memory of the fighter pilots who
made the supreme sacrifice in air
battles over Europe and in honor of
those who served in the 78th Fighter Group
82nd · 83rd · 84th Fighter Squadrons
and all other supporting units at
Duxford England
1942 - 1945

They fulfilled their mission
"Above the Foe"
696 enemy aircraft destroyed


 
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)
78<sup>th</sup> Fighter Group Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
2. 78th Fighter Group 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. The Arrival of the 78th Fighter Group at Duxford. Imperial War Museum entry (Submitted on December 10, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. 78th Fighter Group Duxford. Fighter Group website (Submitted on December 10, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. 78th Fighter Group: The Duxford Eagles. Fighter Group website (Submitted on December 10, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

4. 78th Fighter Group (USAAF). History of War entry (Submitted on December 10, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

5. 78th Fighter Group. American Air Museum in Britain entry (Submitted on December 10, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
P-47 Thunderbolts of one of the 78th Fighter Group's squadrons image. Click for full size.
via the Imperial war Museum, unknown
3. P-47 Thunderbolts of one of the 78th Fighter Group's squadrons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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