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

455th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

740th, 741st, 742nd and 743rd Squadrons

 

— 304th Wing • 15th Air Force —

 
455th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 455th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Marker
Inscription.  

This memorial is dedicated to the officers and enlisted men
of the 455th Bombardment Group (H) who served so valiantly
in the defense of freedom during World War II. They
distinguished themselves by performing strategic aerial
warfare in the European Theater of Operation while
stationed at San Giovanni, Italy during 1944 and 1945.

Combat Missions: 255
Distinguished Unit Citations: Two
Activated on 1 June 1943 at Clovis, New Mexico
Deactivated on 9 September 1945 at San Giovanni, Italy

Dedicated Oct 1991


 
Erected 1991.
 
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
455th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 455th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Marker on Memorial Wall
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); 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. 455th Bombardment Group (H). (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 455th Bombardment Group. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 455th Bombardment Group. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. 455th Bombardment Group. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. 455th Bombardment Group (H) Photos. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. Witness to War: Erling Kindem, 455th Bomb Group, Interview. (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 18 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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