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

The Mexican Expeditionary Air Force

"201" Fighter Squadron

 

— Mexico FAEM 201 —

 
The Mexican Expeditionary Air Force Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. The Mexican Expeditionary Air Force Marker
Inscription.  

Honoring the memory of the 300 men who
represented Mexico in WWII while assigned to
the 58th Fighter Group of the Fifth Air Force.

Of those who served, five pilots gave their lives
during the Luzon and Formosa Campaigns,
joining these gallant men and women of the
Allied Forces who sacrificed themselves for
the cause of freedom. To the members of the 201st
we owe eternal gratitude and recognition.


 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, 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. 5th Air Force Memorial (here, next to this marker); 345th Bombardment Group (M) (here, next to this marker); 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron (here, next to this marker);
The Mexican Expeditionary Air Force Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. The Mexican Expeditionary Air Force Marker on Memorial Wall
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). 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 Mexican Expeditionary Air Force in WWII: The... 201st Squadron (Rivera, 1997). (Submitted on December 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Flight of the Aztec Eagles: When Mexico Bombed Taiwan (Taipai Times, 2020). (Submitted on December 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Mexican Expeditionary Air Force (YouTube). (Submitted on December 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 21 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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