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

96 Bomb Group/Wing

In Memoriam

 
 
96 Bomb Group/Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 96 Bomb Group/Wing Marker
Inscription.  
We, who have served in this unique organization, in peace and war,
do hereby consecrate this plaque to the memory of our comrades
who gave their lives in combat and training operations
in defense of freedom. The 96th has a proud record; first a
B-17 Bomb Group in WWII, then a B-47 and later B-52 Bomb Wing
contributing directly to victory in the Cold War,
and the first wing to man the B-1B.

May the heroic sacrifice of our airmen brothers
continue to inspire those who carry on the 96th's mission
in defense of freedom and peace throughout the world.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, ColdWar, 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)

96 Bomb Group/Wing Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 96 Bomb Group/Wing Marker on Memorial Wall
(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 (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. 96th Bomb Group (H) Association. Association website (Submitted on December 25, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. 96th Bombardment Group (Second World War). History of War entry (Submitted on December 25, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. 96th Bomb Group. American Air Museum in Britain entry (Submitted on December 25, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

4. 96th Bombardment Wing. Strategic Air Command entry (Submitted on December 25, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

5. Base acquires new missions, aircraft in the ‘60s
96 Bomb Group B-17s image. Click for full size.
via American Air Museum in Britain, unknown
3. 96 Bomb Group B-17s
A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30188) nicknamed "Kats Sass II" of the 96th Bomb Group flies in formation over water with other Fortresses. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Kats Sass II.'
. Dyess AFB entry (Submitted on December 25, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

6. A star is born. Boeing Frontiers entry, 2010 (Submitted on December 25, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 25, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 11, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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