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

425th Night Fighter Squadron

World War II

 

— Ninth Air Force • XIX Tactical Air Command —

 
425th Night Fighter Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 425th Night Fighter Squadron Marker
Inscription.  

Col Leon G. Lewis, Commander
Activated 01 Dec 1943
Inactivated 25 Aug 1947

To those pioneers of night aerial warfare who flew into
night's black pit with invincible spirits, and to those
support personnel whose various skills and dedication
to duty enabled them to do so successfully, and to all
who gave unselfishly of themselves, to include that
most precious of gifts-life itself-so that in a tyranny
darkened world the torch of freedom would ignite again,
this memorial is dedicated, June 12, 1992, by the
surviving members of the 425th Night Fighter Squadron
of World War II.

Campaigns
Normandy • Northern France • Rhineland
Ardennes-Alsace • Central Europe • Air Combat • EAME Theater


 
Erected 1992 by the Surviving Members of the 425th Night Fighters.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II.
 
Location. 39° 0.978′ N, 104° 51.3′ 
425th Night Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 425th Night Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall
Marker is on the back (northeast) side of this Memorial Wall, not pictured
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 (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. 425th Night Fighter Squadron Fact Sheet. Luke AFB PDF (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. P-61 Black Widow. World War II Database entry (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Conquering the Night: Army Air Forces Night Fighters at War. Air Force History and Museums Program PDF (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

4. They Owned the Night. Air Force Magazine entry (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

5. 425th Night Fighter Squadron. American Air Museum in Britain entry (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
425th Night Fighter Squadron P-61 Black Widow image. Click for full size.
By vis Wikimedia, unknown
3. 425th Night Fighter Squadron P-61 Black Widow
S/N 42-5569 with D-Day invasion stripes
 

6. The 425th Night Fighter Squadron. Skylighters entry (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 6, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
 
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