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

79th Fighter Group

The Falcons

 

— 85th, 86th, 87th Squadrons —

 
79th Fighter Group Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 79th Fighter Group Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated to those who in trustful hope gave their
youth and blood to end man's inhumanity to man.

Egypt-Libya, Tunisia, Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Anzio
Rome-Arno, Southern France, North Apennines
Rhineland, Po Valley

37,006 Sorties

P40 • P47

[Dedicated] July 12, 1990


 
Erected 1990.
 
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)
79th Fighter Group Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 79th Fighter Group Marker on Memorial Wall
(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. 79th Fighter Group (USAAF). (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 79th Fighter Group. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 79th Fighter Group. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Falcon: Combat History Of The 79th Fighter Group, United States Army Air Forces, 1942 - 1945. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Almost 71 years later, World War II soldier is laid to rest (Patriot News, 2016). (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 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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