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

33rd Fighter Squadron

GHQ Air Force • 8th Pursuit Group • Iceland Base Command

 

— Air Force Combat Command —

 
33rd Fighter Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 33rd Fighter Squadron Marker
Inscription.  

33rd Aero Sq 1917-1918 • 33rd Pursuit Sq (F & I) 1932-42
33rd Fighter Sq 1942-45 • 33rd Tactical Fighter Sq 1985-
Persian Gulf - 1990

In loving memory and eternal gratitude to those
whose sacrifices have made our cherished freedom so
revered the world over. May they rest in peace.

Iceland • 6 Aug 1941 to 9 Jun 1945

First Army Air Corps unit deployed from an aircraft carrier,
U.S.S. Wasp (CV-7), 6 Aug 1941, Reykjavik, Iceland

First aerial victory in the E.T.O. by U.S. Army Air Force
A German Focke-Wulf FW 200-K, 14 Aug 1942.
Shared with 27th Ftr Sq. 1st Ftr Gp.

P 39 • P 40


 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, ColdWar, World II.
 
Location. 39° 0.978′ N, 104° 51.321′ 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
33rd Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 33rd Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall
. 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. Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (here, next to this marker); 357th Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); 474th Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); P51 Mustang Pilots Association (here, next to this marker); 5th Bombardment Group (H) (here, next to this marker); 19th Troop Carrier Squadron (here, next to this marker); 64th Fighter Squadron (here, next to this marker); 48th Fighter-Bomber Wing (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. 33rd Special Operations Squadron Fact Sheet. (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 33rd Fighter Squadron. (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Curtiss P-40 33rd fighter squadron Reykjavik Iceland Photo. (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. World War II Crash Sites in Iceland: Fw 200 Condor, NW of Grótta, Faxaflói. August 14, 1942. (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. 33rd Fighter Squadron (USAF ACC). (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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