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

42nd and 54th Troop Carrier Squadrons

 
 
42nd and 54th Troop Carrier Squadrons Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 42nd and 54th Troop Carrier Squadrons Marker
Inscription.  

"Dedicated to the officers and airmen of
the 42nd and 54th Troop Carrier Squadrons
who flew countless hours in the Aleutian Islands
and mainland Alaska supporting the mission
of the 11th Air Force during World War II."

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II.
 
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 to this marker); 10th Emergency Rescue Boat Squadron
42nd and 54th Troop Carrier Squadrons Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 42nd and 54th Troop Carrier Squadrons Marker on Memorial Wall
(here, next to this marker); 18th Pursuit and Fighter Squadron (here, next to this marker); 54th 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. History of the 54th Troop Carrier Squadron. (Submitted on December 25, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 42nd Expeditionary Airlift Squadron Fact Sheet. (Submitted on December 25, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 26 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 25, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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