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

61St Service Squadron

5th Air Force

 
 
61<sup><u>St</u></sup> Service Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 61St Service Squadron Marker
Inscription.  

In remembrance and recognition of an
outstanding group of men who thru
persistent dedication to service and honor
from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay,
"kept'em flying" in pursuit of victory.

Operations & Campaigns

Okinawa • Mindoro • Leyte • Owi Island
Hollandia • Gusap • Dobodura • Port Moresby
Mareeba • Geelong • Mt. Gambier • Brisbane


 
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)
61<sup><u>St</u></sup> Service Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 61St Service Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall
Marker is on the back (west) side of this Memorial Wall, not pictured
(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 . . .  61st Service Squadron History (1946). (Submitted on December 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 26 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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Feb. 25, 2021