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

426th Night Fighter Squadron

China

 

— Activated - January 1944 • Inactivated - November 1945 —

 
426th Night Fighter Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 426th Night Fighter Squadron Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated to the memory and honor of the men who served
in the 426th Night Fighter Squadron in China during WWII
who by their dedication, determination, expert skills
and personal sacrifice fulfilled their assigned mission
under extremely trying conditions.

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, 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. 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
426th Night Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 426th Night Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall
(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. Conquering the Night: Army Air Forces Night Fighters at War. Air Force History and Museums Program (1998) entry (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. They Owned the Night. Air Force Magazine article (October 30, 2017) (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. 426th Night Fighter Squadron. CBI Order of Battle entry (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

4. P-61 Black Widow. World War Photos gallery (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

5. The P-61 Information Page. Skylighters entry (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

6. Colonel Robert R. Scott. Veterans Tributes entry (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
426th Night Fighter Squadron Northrop P-61A-10-NO Black Widow image. Click for full size.
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3. 426th Night Fighter Squadron Northrop P-61A-10-NO Black Widow
S/N 42-5619 Satan 16, taken at one of the squadron's forward bases in China.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 28 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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