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

18th Fighter Wing

Korea

 

— 1950 - 1953 —

 
18th Fighter Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 18th Fighter Wing Marker
Inscription.  

12th FBS • 67th FBS
39th FIS • 2nd Sq. SAAF

To Our Fallen Comrades


 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, Korean.
 
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 (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)
18th Fighter Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 18th Fighter Wing Marker
Marker is on the back (west) side of this Memorial Wall, not pictured
(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. 18th Wing. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. 18th Fighter Wing Association (Korea). Association Facebook site (Submitted on December 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. USAF Organizations in Korea 1950-1953. Unknown source (Submitted on December 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

4. Fighters Over Korea. Air Force magazine article, March 2012 (Submitted on December 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
18th Fighter Wing F-51D image. Click for full size.
via Wikiwand, September 10, 2011
3. 18th Fighter Wing F-51D
North American F-51D-30-NA Mustang 44-74651, 1950, South Korea; marked as the Wing Commander's personal aircraft
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 20, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Full photo of back (west) side of Memorial Wall • Can you help?
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Mar. 3, 2021