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

486th Bombardment Group (H)

832nd • 833rd • 834th • 835th Squadrons and 12 Support Units

 

— 8th Air Force —

 
486th Bombardment Group (H) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 486th Bombardment Group (H) Marker
Inscription.  

The survivors of the 486th dedicate this memorial
to all who served the unit in the cause of freedom
and give eternal honors to the 408 airmen killed in combat

This WWII unit flew 191 combat missions over
Nazi-held Europe from Station 174, Sudbury Suffolk, England
between May 1944 and July 1945

Activated McCook AAF, NE
20 Sep 1943
46 missions in B-24s

Deactivated Drew AAF, FL
14 Nov. 1945
145 missions in B-17s

Dedicated 8 October 1989


 
Erected 1989 by 486th Bomb Group Association.
 
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
486th Bombardment Group (H) Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 486th Bombardment Group (H) Marker on Memorial Wall
(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. 486th Bombardment Group Official Website. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 486th Bombardment Group. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Official 486th Bomb Group (Heavy) Site on Facebook. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. 486th Bombardment Group (Heavy) at Normandy American Cemetery Website. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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