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

11th Fighter Squadron

"We'll Be There"

 
 
11<sup>th</sup> Fighter Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 11th Fighter Squadron Marker
Inscription.  

As long as I live, there'll never be another like the
"We'll Be There" Squadron. We went through so much
and were so ill prepared in everything but morale, but
we had that. The hardships the men had to put up with
and the manner which they accepted them made you
proud to be an American. Extract, 11th Fighter Squadron,
History, June 1944. signed**** John S. Chennault,
Colonel Air Corps

Activated
11th Pursuit Squadron (I) • 15 Jan 41

Redesignated
11th Fighter Squadron • 15 May 42

Inactivated
11th Fighter Squadron • 15 Aug 45

Aircraft Assigned
Pre-WWII: P-35, P-36 • 1941-1942
WWII: P-40 • 1941-1945
P-38 • 1943-1945

Victories
Seven enemy aircraft shot down

Casualties
Nine 11th [F]ighter [S]quadron Pilots
lost in air operations

WWII - Campaigns
Alaska & Aleutian Islands

Air Combat - Asiatic Pacific Theater

Stations
Elmendorf Field • Dec 41 - May 42
Cold Bay, Alaska • May 42 - Jul 42
Umnak Is. Alaska • May 42 - Feb 43
Adak Is. Alaska • Feb 43 - Mar 44
Amchitka Island • Mar 44 - Jul 45
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Is. Alaska • Aug 45 - Aug 46

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
 
Location. 39° 0.978′ N, 104° 51.3′ 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. 11th Air Force (here, next to this marker); 21st Bombardment Squadron (H) (here, next to this marker); 344th Fighter Squadron (here, next to this marker); 73rd Bomb Squadron (M) (here, next to this marker); 10th Emergency Rescue Boat Squadron (here, next to this marker); 18th Pursuit and Fighter Squadron (here, next to this marker); 54th Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); 507th Fighter Group (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. 11th Fighter Squadron. (Submitted on December 23, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 11th Air Force. (Submitted on December 23, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
11<sup>th</sup> Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 11th Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall

 
Additional keywords. 11th Fighter Squadron
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 23, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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