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

421st Night Fighter Squadron

World War II • 5th Air Force

 

— Activated May 1, 1943 - Deactivated Feb. 20, 1947 —

 
421st Night Fighter Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 421st Night Fighter Squadron Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated to those brave and gallant men
who gave their lives in the struggle against
tyranny. Whatever job they were part of our team
& were sorely missed. They remain in our thoughts
to this day. May the flag they so proudly defended,
wave over this memorial eternally.

Overseas Bases
Milne Bay, New Guinea • Nadzab, New Guinea
Saidor, New Guinea • Wakde Island, New Guinea
Owi, Schouten Islands • Tacloban, Leyte, PI
Pelileu, Palau Group • San Marcelino, Luzon, PI
Clark Field, Luzon, PI • Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands
Itazuki, Japan

Dedicated June 12, 1992,
by the Surviving Members of the 421st Night Fighters.

"The Kwazy Wabbitt Squadron"


 
Erected 1992 by the Surviving Members of the 421st Night Fighters.
 
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
421st Night Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 421st Night Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall
, 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) (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. 421 Fighter Squadron Fact Sheet. Air Force Historical Research Agency entry (Submitted on December 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. 421st Night Fighter Squadron. Squadron history (Submitted on December 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Night Fighters of World War II Historical Collection. Wright State University compilation, f/n MS-120 (Submitted on December 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

4. P-61 Black Widow Photo Gallery. World War Photos (Submitted on December 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
421st Night Fighter Squadron P-61 image. Click for full size.
via Wikipedia, February 8, 1945
3. 421st Night Fighter Squadron P-61
Northrop P-61B-20-NO Black Widow s/n43-8317 of 421st Night Fighter Squadron buzzes Puetro Princesa Airfield, Tacloban, Leyte, 8 February 1945 (USAAF photo)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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