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

380th Bomb Group (H)

1942 - 1945

 

— 5th Air Force —

 
380th Bomb Group (H) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 380th Bomb Group (H) Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated to the memory of the members of the
380th Bomb Group in World War II - young men who
found, not in themselves but in each other, the
courage to fly and fight and some-times bleed and
die in thin blue skies halfway around the world from
the homeland they loved. America can forever be proud
of their contribution to the cause of freedom by
flying the longest B-24 combat missions.

Australia • New Guinea • Philippines • Okinawa

Dedicated Sept. 1990


 
Erected 1990 by 380th Bomb Group Association.
 
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.
380th Bomb Group (H) Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 380th Bomb Group (H) 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. 380th Bomb Group Association. (Submitted on December 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 380th Bombardment Group "The Flying Circus" "The King of the Heavies" in Australia during WWII. (Submitted on December 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 380th Bombardment Group, USAAF. (Submitted on December 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. 380th Bombardment Group. (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 40 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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