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

417th Bombardment Group (L)

Southwest Pacific Area • 1944-1945

 

— 5th Air Force —

 
417th Bombardment Group (L) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 417th Bombardment Group (L) Marker
Inscription.  

Squadrons
672nd "Tomahawks" • 673rd "Flyin' Cowboys"
674th "Wolf Pack" • 675th "Dauntless Demons"
852nd Chemical "Fighting Cocks"

Dedicated in Memory of all our Airmen and
Support Personnel Whose Supreme Sacrifices
Aided in Preserving Freedom throughout the World.

A-20 Havoc


 
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
417th Bombardment Group (L) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 417th Bombardment Group (L) Marker
Marker is on the back (west) side of this Memorial Wall, not pictured
(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. 417th Bombardment Group. (Submitted on December 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 417th Bombardment Group. (Submitted on December 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Sky Lancer 417th Bomb Group (1946) digital book. (Submitted on December 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. A-20 “A” of the 417th Bomb Group (photo). (Submitted on December 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. 417th 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 34 times since then and 4 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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