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

86th Fighter Bomber Group

525th, 526th, 527th and Headquarters Squadrons

 

— 12th Army Air Force • 9th Army Air Force —

 
86th Fighter Bomber Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 86th Fighter Bomber Group Marker
Inscription.  

In memory of these brave men

In North Africa, Sicily, Italy,
Corsica, France and Germany.

Received 7 Campaign Stars and
2 Presidential Unit Citations.

Our aircraft were A-36, P-40 and P-47.

Activated 10 Feb. 1942 • Deactivated 31 Mar. 1946


 
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
86th Fighter Bomber Group Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 86th Fighter Bomber Group 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. 86th Fighter Group. (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 86th Fighter Bomber Group Association. (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 86th Fighter Group. (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. 86th Fighter Group. (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. 86th Fighter Group. (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 31 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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