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

12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron

(12th Aero/Observation Squadron)

 
 
12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron Marker
Inscription.  

Activated June 3, 1917 - Kelly Fld, Tex.
Deactivated Aug. 28, 1992 - Bergstrom AFB, Tex.

Served with distinction and honor in:
World War I • World War II • Korea
Vietnam • Desert Storm

In Dedication
Dedication to all those men who served faithfully and
honorably through World War I, World War II, Korea,
Vietnam and Desert Storm. Each gave their all, some
their lives, in preserving the ideals and freedom of our
country. May their deeds always be remembered.


 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, World IWar, 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
12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall
Marker is on the back (west) side of this Memorial Wall, not pictured
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. 12th Reconnaissance Squadron Fact Sheet. Beale AFB entry (Submitted on December 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. History of the 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron. Scribd entry (Submitted on December 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. 12th Aero Squadron. Project Gutenberg entry (Submitted on December 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
12th Aero Squadron pilots with a Salmson 2A2 image. Click for full size.
via Wikipedia, 1918
3. 12th Aero Squadron pilots with a Salmson 2A2
Julvecourt Airdrome, France, November 1918 (Army Air Service)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 14, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
 
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