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

414th Night Fighter Group

12th Air Force

 
 
414th Night Fighter Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 414th Night Fighter Group Marker
Inscription.  

In memory of those who gave their lives
and in tribute to those who served.

England - N. Africa - Sardinia - Corsica
Italy - Belgium - Germany
March 1943 - May 1945

Campaigns:
Sicily - Naples Foggia - Rome Arno -
Southern France - North Appenines -
Po Valley - Rhineland - Central Europe

Activated - 26 January 1943
Inactivated - 1 September 1947
Distinguished Unit Citation MTO
23-24 January 1944

Dedicated - June 1992


 
Erected 1992.
 
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
414th Night Fighter Group Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 414th Night Fighter Group Marker on Memorial Wall
Marker is on the back (northeast) side of this Memorial Wall, not pictured
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. 414 Combat Training Squadron (ACC) Fact Sheet. (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Conquering the Night: Army Air Forces Night Fighters at War (McFarland). (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. They Owned the Night (Grant, Air Force Magazine, 2017). (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. 414th Night Fighter Squadron. (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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Feb. 26, 2021