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

417th Night Fighter Squadron

World War II

 
 
417th Night Fighter Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 417th Night Fighter Squadron Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated to the men of the 417th
and to the memory of those men who died
in the service of their country.

Scotland, England, Africa,
Corsica, France and Germany

Black Widow P-61 • 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, next to this marker); 344th Fighter Squadron (here, next to this marker); 73rd Bomb Squadron (M) (here, next to
417th Night Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 417th Night Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall
Marker is on the back (northeast) side of this Memorial Wall, not pictured
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. 417 Test and Evaluations Squadron (ACC) Fact Sheet. Air Force Historical Research Agency entry (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. 417th Night Fighter Squadron Illustrated History. Night Fighter History 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 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 U.S. Air Force Museum entry (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

6. 417th Night Fighter Squadron. American Air Museum in Britain entry (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
P-61 Black Widow of 417th Night Fighter Squadron image. Click for full size.
via American Air Museum in Britain, 1945
3. P-61 Black Widow of 417th Night Fighter Squadron
"A P-61 Black Widow (serial number 42-39533) nicknamed "Markey" of the 417th Night Fighter Squadron, 12th Air Force. Image via R Woolner. Written on slide casing: '415 NFS?? Germany '45."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 2, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
 
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