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

549th Night Fighter Squadron

7th Air Force • 20th Air Force

 

— Iwo Jima • P-61 Blackwidow —

 
549th Night Fighter Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 549th Night Fighter Squadron Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated to the memory and in honor of those gallant men
who served in the 549th Night Fighter Squadron. Their
extraordinary fidelity, indomitable fighting spirit and great
courage, readiness and skill ensured the security of their
assigned air space at all times.

Their heroic actions sustained and enhanced the finest
traditions of the United States Army Air Force.

Activated 1944 • Inactivated 1946


 
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
549th Night Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 549th Night Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall
Marker is on the back (northeast) side of this Memorial Wall, not pictured
(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. 549th Night Fighter Squadron. (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. Guide to the Night Fighters of World War II Historical Collection (Wright State Special Collections). (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. P-61 Black Widow "Merry Widow," 549th Night Fighter Squadron, Iwo Jima, 03/24/1945 (YouTube). (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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Feb. 25, 2021