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

Swiss Internees

 
 
Swiss Internees Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. Swiss Internees Marker
Inscription.  

In Memory
of
the gallant combat aircrewmen of the
USAAF, 8th, 9th, 12th & 15th Air Forces
who were left in Switzerland, 1943 - 1945
during WW 2, with "everlasting friends"

 
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 this marker); 10th Emergency Rescue Boat Squadron (here, next to this marker); 18th Pursuit and Fighter Squadron
Swiss Internees Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. Swiss Internees Marker on Memorial Wall
Marker is on the back (northeast) side of this Memorial Wall, not pictured
(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. Swiss Internees Association. Association website (Submitted on December 28, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Airmen recall Swiss internment (2004). U.S. Air Force entry (Submitted on December 28, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Swiss WW2 B-17 Flying Fortress. War Relics entry; some nice photos of interned aircraft (Submitted on February 1, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
"Interned USAAF Bombers at Dübendorf Airfield, Switzerland 1944" image. Click for full size.
via War Relics, 1944
3. "Interned USAAF Bombers at Dübendorf Airfield, Switzerland 1944"
A mix of B-17 and B-24 bombers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 27 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 1, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
 
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