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

Air Transport Command

India-China Wing/Division

 
 
Air Transport Command Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. Air Transport Command Marker
Inscription.  

In honor of the aircrews who flew and of those
who gave their lives in military history's first
strategic airlift. Their efforts immobilized more
than one million Japanese personnel on mainland
China thus hastening the end of WW II and forever
establishing airlift as a key factor in military planning.

Dec. 1, 1942 — Nov. 1, 1945
The Hump, India-China
776,532 tons of cargo

C-46 • C-47 • C-87/109 • C-54


 
Erected by ATC Hump Pilots, Ltd.
 
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);
Air Transport Command Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. Air Transport Command Marker on Memorial Wall
Marker is on the back (northeast) side of this Memorial Wall, not pictured
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. 14th Air Force CBI Order of Battle. (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Air Transport Command in The Army Air Forces In World War II, vol. 7. (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Hump: Death and Salvation on the Aluminum Trail. (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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Mar. 7, 2021