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

23rd Fighter Group

74th Squadron • 75th Squadron • 76th Squadron

 

— China Air Task Force • 14th U.S. Air Force —

 
23rd Fighter Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 23rd Fighter Group Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated
to the men of the
23rd Fighter Group
Activated in combat July 4, 1942 in China
Presidential Unit Citation

1942 — 1946


 
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 (here, next to this marker); 18th Pursuit and Fighter Squadron
23rd Fighter Group Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 23rd Fighter Group Marker on Memorial Wall
Marker is on the back (northeast) face of this Memorial Wall, not pictured
(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. 23rd Fighter Group. (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 23rd Fighter Group "Flying Tigers". (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 23rd Fighter Group in CBI Order of Battle. (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 26, 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 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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Mar. 7, 2021