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

Flying Tigers

China Air Task Force • Fourteenth Air Force

 

— China WWII • 1942 - 1945 —

 
<i>Flying Tigers</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. Flying Tigers Marker
Inscription.  

May remembered efforts to liberate the oppressed
Give hope to those threatened by the yoke of tyranny....
In remembrance of those who so valiantly served that other be free....
May their sacrifices be an inspiration to all who cherish freedom.

 
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
<i>Flying Tigers</i> Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. Flying Tigers Marker on Memorial Wall
Marker is on the back (northeast) side of this Memorial Wall, not pictured
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(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. CBI Order of Battle. (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Official Website of the AVG Flying Tigers Association. (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. American Volunteer Group: Claire L. Chennault and the Flying Tigers. (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Last of the legendary World War II Flying Tigers dies (2020). (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Flying Tigers P-40 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner
3. Flying Tigers P-40
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 25 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 5, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
 
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