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

8th Fighter Group

35th Squadron • 36th Squadron • 80th Squadron

 

— WWII 1942-1945 • 5th Air Force —

 
8th Fighter Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 8th Fighter Group Marker
Inscription.  

In memory of those who lost their lives
in the Pacific, let us be ever mindful
that our cherished freedom cost so dearly

P-39 • P-40 • P-47 • P-38


 
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); 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)
8th Fighter Group Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 8th Fighter Group Marker on Memorial Wall
(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. 8th Fighter Group. (Submitted on December 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 8th Fighter Group. (Submitted on December 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 8th Fighter (Pursuit) Group "Cyclone's Fying Circus" in Australia during WW2. (Submitted on December 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. 8th Fighter Group: Preserving World War II History. (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 42 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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