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

10th Emergency Rescue Boat Squadron

1942 - 1945

 
 
10th Emergency Rescue Boat Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 10th Emergency Rescue Boat Squadron Marker
Inscription.  

In memory of those brave and forgotten airmen
of the 11th Air Force, whom God chose to place
beyond our reach, and who lost their lives in the
unforgiving waters of coastal Alaska, the Aleutian Islands,
the North Pacific, Bering Sea and the Kurile Islands.

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels.
 
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); 11th Fighter Squadron (here, next to this marker); 344th Fighter Squadron (here, next to this marker); 73rd Bomb Squadron (M) (here, next
10th Emergency Rescue Boat Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 10th Emergency Rescue Boat Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall
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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. 10th Emergency Rescue Boat Squadron. (Submitted on December 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of U.S. Crash Boats. (Submitted on December 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 10th Air Rescue Squadron. (Submitted on December 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. An Army Squadron of Boats?. (Submitted on December 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. 10th Emergency Rescue Boat Squadron. Thank you for posting this additional and informative page on the ’Net. For a long time I had believed our website material was all that was out there! Will share your link, and this link has additional information shared with me by members of the 10th ERBS. Excerpt:
The history of the 11th United States Army’s 10th Emergency Rescue Boat Squadron (10th ERBS) actually began in December of 1940, prior to America's entry into WWII. Major Everett
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S. Davis, Commanding Officer of Elmendorf Air Base, took note of England’s Royal Air Force success in rescuing downed air crews in the English Channel and returning them to duty. This started the chain of events that led to the formation of the 10th ERBS. There are many who owe their lives to the crews of these plywood prowlers of the Aleutians.
(Submitted on June 13, 2021, by George L Smith of Lakewood, Colorado.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Jul. 5, 2022