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

5th Air Force Memorial

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 5th Air Force Memorial
Inscription.  

In honor of an outstanding group of 5th Air force men and women
who served their country so faithfully while enduring
incredible hardships during WWII, Korea or Vietnam.
Some lived and some died-all of them gave their very best.
They exemplified the very finest of military tradition-may they
and their accomplishments be gratefully remembered forever.
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Honoring and Remembering the Veterans of These Units

1st Fighter Control Sq. • 2nd Air Service Sq • 3rd Emergency Rescue Sq.
4th Airdrome Sq. • 4th Air Depot Gp. • H[q] V Fighter Command
6th Troop Carrier Sq. • 8th Fighter Control Sq. (separate)
8th Fighter Gp. • 8th Attack Sq. • 8th Photo Reconnaissance Sq.
8th Service Gp. • 12th Supply Sq. • 13th Attack Sq.
20th Combat Mapping Sq. • 22nd Bomb Gp. • 26th Photo Reconnaissance Sq.
27th Air depot Gp. • 33rd Fighter Control Sq. • 33rd Troop Carrier Sq. • 36th Air Base Gp.
Hq. & Hq. Sq. 36th Air Base Gp. • 36th Photo Reconnaissance Sq.
38th

5th Air Force Memorial Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 5th Air Force Memorial Marker on Memorial Wall
Bomb Gp. • 39th Fighter Sq. • 43rd Bomb Gp.
46th Troop Carrier Sq. • 47th Air Service Sq.'s Ass'n.
49th Air Depot Gp. • 49th Fighter Gp. • 49th Air Service Sq.
56th Troop Carrier Sq. • 58th Service Gp. • 58th Fighter Gp.
58th Fighter Bomber Wing (Korea) • 61st Service Sq.
65th Troop Carrier Sq. • 66th Troop Carrier Sq. • 69th Fighter Sq.
69th Fighter Bomber Sq. (Korea) • 79th Airdrome Sq.
80th Fighter Sq. • 89th Attack Sq. • 90th Attack Sq. • 90th Bomb Gp.
92nd Airdrome Sq. • 100th Air Service Sq. • 201st Mexican Fighter Sq.
310th Fighter Bomber Sq. (Korea) • 310th Fighter Sq.
311th Fighter Bomber Sq. (Korea) • 311th Fighter Sq.
312th Bomb Gp. • Hq. & Hq. Sq. 314th Composite Wing
317th Troop Carrier Sq. • 318th Troop Carrier Sq. • 345th Bomb Gp.
374th Air Service Sq. • 374th Troop Carrier Gp. • 375th Troop Carrier Gp.
380th Bomb Group • 417th Bomb Gp • 421st Night Fighter Sq.
464th Ordnance Co. • 475th Fighter Gp.
Co. A, 596th Signal Aircraft Warning Batt. • 679th-703rd-1022nd-1536th Ordnance Co.'s
842nd Engineer Aviation Batt. • 6147th Tac. Cont. Gp. (Korea)

Dedicated October 8, 1993


 
Erected 1993 by 5th Air Force Memorial Foundation.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space
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War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II.
 
Location. 39° 0.96′ N, 104° 51.299′ 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. 345th Bombardment Group (M) (here, next to this marker); 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron (here, next to this marker); Forty Third Bomb Group (H) (here, next to this marker); 38th Bomb Group (here, next to this marker); 69th Fighter/Fighter-Bomber/Tactical Fighter Squadron (here, next to this marker); 90th Bomb Group (H) B-24 (Jolly Rogers) (here, next to this marker); 26th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron (here, next to this marker); 39th Fighter Squadron (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in United States Air Force Academy.
 
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Also see . . .
1. 5th Air Force (WWII). (Submitted on December 17, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 5th Air Force: Preserving WWII History. (Submitted on December 17, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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3. The 5th Air Force in WWII. (Submitted on December 17, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. USAF Organizations in Korea 1950-1953. (Submitted on December 17, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. 5th Air Force (Today). (Submitted on December 17, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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