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

308th Bomb Wing

373rd • 374th • 375th Bomb Squadons • • 308th Air Refueling Squadon

 

— Hunter AFB, GA • 1952 - 1959 —

 
308<sup>th</sup> Bomb Wing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 308th Bomb Wing Marker
Inscription.  

"Dedicated to the memory of all the personnel of the
308th Bomb Wing who played such a vital part in
maintaining the peace through their skill and proficiency
in supporting the operation of B-47 and K-97 aircraft."

1955 McKay Trophy
1956 Pioneered SAC Alert System


 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, Cold.
 
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);
308<sup>th</sup> Bomb Wing Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 308th Bomb Wing Marker on Memorial Wall
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. Hunter Air Force Base. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Hunter Army Airfield. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Mackay Trophy Recipients, 1950-1959. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Strategic Air Command—The Deterrent Force (Air Force Magazine, 1957). (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Building A Strategic Air Force (Moody, 1995). (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 29 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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