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

27th Air Transport Group

8th Air Force • 9th Air Force

 
 
27th Air Transport Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 27th Air Transport Group Marker
Inscription.  

310, 311, 312, 325th - Ferrying Squadrons
86, 87, 320, 321st - Transport Squadrons
519th, 520th - Service Squadrons

Dedicated in honored memory to those
who served in the European Theatre
1942 — 1945

God bless their courage and sacrifice


 
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
27th Air Transport Group Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 27th Air Transport Group Marker on Memorial Wall
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. Gooney Birds and Ferry Tales: The 27th Air Transport Group in World War II PDF. (Submitted on December 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 27th Air Transport Group. (Submitted on December 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Air Transport Command (The AAF in World War II, vol 7, ch 1). (Submitted on December 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 28 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 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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