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

415th Night Fighter Squadron

Activated * 10 February 1943 • Inactivated * 01 September 1947

 

— World War II —

 
415th Night Fighter Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 415th Night Fighter Squadron Marker
Inscription.  

In recognition of the aircrews and ground support personnel,
"Pioneers" of night electronic warfare, for their
indomitable spirit, perseverance, and ingenuity, in
the accomplishment of their assigned missions.

Campaigns
Sicily * Naples-Foggia * Anzio * Rome-Arno
Southern France * Rhineland * Central Europe
Combat * EAME Theater

Bristol Beaufighter

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 to this marker); 11th Fighter Squadron (here,
415th Night Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 415th Night Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall
Marker is on the back (northeast) side of this Memorial Wall, not pictured
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. 415th Special Operations Squadron. Air Education and Training Command 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. Air Force History and Museums program PDF (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. 415th Night Fighter Squadron. YouTube slide show (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 (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Beaufighter Mk.VIF of the 415th Night Fighter Squadron image. Click for full size.
via Military Wiki, 1943
3. Beaufighter Mk.VIF of the 415th Night Fighter Squadron
at Grottaglie Airfield, Italy, in November 1943
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 4, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
 
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