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

118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron

Flying Tigers

 

— 23rd Fighter Group - 14th Air Force —

 
118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron Marker
Inscription.  

Flying Yankees
WWII 1941-1945

Black Lightning
China 1944-1945

Dedicated to those who sacrificed
so much in the cause of 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 (here, next to this marker); 18th Pursuit and Fighter Squadron
118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall
Marker is on the back (northeast) side 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. 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron. Historical website (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron. CBI Order of Battle entry (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron. Remembering Shared Honor entry (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
P-51C Mustangs, 118th Tactical Recon Squadron; Suichwan 1944 image. Click for full size.
via Asisbiz, 1944
3. P-51C Mustangs, 118th Tactical Recon Squadron; Suichwan 1944
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
 
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Mar. 3, 2021