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

The 49th Fighter Group/Wing

 
 
The 49th Fighter Group/Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. The 49th Fighter Group/Wing Marker
Inscription.  

50 Aces • 678 Enemy Aircraft Destroyed •
20 Battle Streamers • 10 Presidential Unit Citations

Deployed January 1942, the first air force to leave the
U.S. at the start of WWII, engaged in campaigns spanning
the Pacific as the leading group in the Pacific Theatre,
continuing in 12 more campaigns from Korea 1950, to
Vietnam 1972, creating a history of over 52 years of
outstanding excellence for the United States Air Force.

Dedicated June 1993


 
Erected 1993 by the 49th Fighter Group Association.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, 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
The 49th Fighter Group/Wing Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. The 49th Fighter Group/Wing Marker on Memorial Wall
Marker is on the back (west) side of this Memorial Wall, not pictured
. 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. 49th Fighter Group Association. (Submitted on December 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 49th Fighter Group. (Submitted on December 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 49th Fighter Group (USAAF). (Submitted on December 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. 49th Fighter Group in Australia during WWII. (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 25 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Full photo of back (west) side of Memorial Wall • Can you help?
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Mar. 6, 2021