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

422nd Night Fighter Squadron

9th Air Force

 
 
422nd Night Fighter Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 422nd Night Fighter Squadron Marker
Inscription.  

In recognition of all those whose untiring devotion and
efforts made this great unit a reality....And as a
special tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

England • France • Belgium • Germany

Campaigns
Normandy • Northern France • Rhineland
Ardennes-Alsace • Central Europe

Distinguished Unit Citation
Belgium fourragere

P-61 "Black Widow"

Dedicated Aug., 1989


 
Erected 1989.
 
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,
422nd Night Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 422nd Night Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall
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. Conquering the Night: Army Air Forces Night Fighters at War (McFarland). (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. They Owned the Night (Grant, Air Force Magazine, 2017). (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. P-61 Black Widow. (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. P-61 Black Widow 42-5547 of the 422nd Night Fighter Squadron (photo). (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. 422nd Night Fighter Squadron. (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. The 422nd Night Fighter Squadron. (Submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
7. Beware the Black Widow (Air & Space Magazine, 2016). (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. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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