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

419th Night Fighter Squadron

13th Air Force

 

— Asiatic-Pacific Theater • World War II —

 
419<sup>th</sup> Night Fighter Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 419th Night Fighter Squadron Marker
Inscription.  

In memory of those who gave their lives
and in tribute to those who served

Stations:
Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Nadzab, Los Negros
Noemfoor Island, Middelburg Island, Morotai
Puerto Princess, Zamboanga, Sanga Sanga

Operational: April 1, 1943-Feb. 20, 1947

P38 • P61 • P70

Dedicated: July, 1993


 
Erected 1993.
 
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,
419<sup>th</sup> Night Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 419th Night Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall
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 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. They Owned the Night (Grant, Air Force Magazine, 2017). (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 419th Night Fighter Squadron. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Bite of the Black Widow – Northrop’s P-61. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Richard O. Stewart Oral History Interview (Univ of North Texas). (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 and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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