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

548th Night Fighter Squadron

World War II • 7th Air Force

 

— Activated: 10 April 1944 • Inactivated: 19 December 1945 —

 
548th Night Fighter Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 548th Night Fighter Squadron Marker
Inscription.  

To our gallant aircrews who fearlessly rode the night skies
against an implacable enemy; those who perished in defense
of our principles of freedom; those who supported their
gallant actions and those who have since joined them,
we proudly salute your indomitable spirit and dedicate
this memorial to your eternal memory and glory

"Rest in Peace until we meet again"

Overseas Bases
Hickam Field, T.H. • Kipapa Field, T.H. • Saipan, Mariana Islands
Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands • Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands


 
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);
548th Night Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 548th Night Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall
Marker is on the back (northeast) side of this Memorial Wall, not pictured
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. 548th Night Fighter Squadron. 7th Fighter Command Association entry (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. 548 Combat Training Squadron. Air Force Historical Research Agency Fact Sheet (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Conquering the Night: Army Air Forces Night Fighters at War (McFarland). Air For History and Museum 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. WWII Night Fighters. National Museum of the United States Air Force entry
P-61 Black Widows of the 548th Night Fighter Squadron image. Click for full size.
via World War Photos, unknown
3. P-61 Black Widows of the 548th Night Fighter Squadron
(Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

6. P-61 Black Widow Operators. United States Air Force Resource Center entry (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 5, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
 
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Feb. 26, 2021