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

379th Bomb Group (H)

Flight Squadrons 524, 525, 526, 527 & Support Units

 

— 8th Air Force —

 
379<sup>th</sup> Bomb Group (H) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 379th Bomb Group (H) Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated to all who gave their lives
in the service of our country

Base of Operations with 8th Air Force
AAF Station 117
Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire, England
May 21, 1943 - June 12, 1945

330 Combat Missions in B-17's
26460 Bomb Tons • 10492 Sorties
141 Aircraft Lost in Action

Two Distinguished Unit Citations
Germany Jan. 11, 1944 &
Continental Europe May 29, 1943 through July 31, 1944

"The 379th conducted more sorties...delivered more tons with greater accuracy...had lower aborts than any Gp., & maintained a lower loss rate than any B-17 Gp., in the 8th AF."
J. H. Doolittle Lt. Gen. USAF Ret.
Last WW II Cdr. 8th AF.

"In all these categories the 379th excelled...I attribute their success to leadership at all levels...superb state of training...excellent discipline & high morale. I never observed a better bombardment organization in WWII."
Ira C. Eaker, Lt. Gen. USAF Ret.
8th AF Cdr. 1942-1944

Group Commanding Officers
Col. M.A. Preston Nov. 42-Oct. 44
Col. L.E. Lyle Oct. 44-May 45

"In Honor of Those Who Paid
the

379<sup>th</sup> Bomb Group (H) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 379th Bomb Group (H) Marker
Supreme Sacrifice"

The First Three Sections of This Memorial Wall
Have Been Donated By Those Men Who Served In The 379th
Sections Four and Five were added by the 379th, June 1984


 
Erected 1981 by 379th Bomb Group Association.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II.
 
Location. 39° 0.979′ N, 104° 51.31′ 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. World War II Glider Pilots (here, next to this marker); 306th Bombardment Group (H) (here, next to this marker); 95th Bomb Group H (here, next to this marker); 492nd Bomb Group (H) & 801st Bomb Group (P) (here, next to this marker); 416th Bombardment Group (L) (here, next to this marker); 20th Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); 344th Bomb Group (M) AAF (here, next to this marker); 384th Bombardment Group (H) (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 . . .
379<sup>th</sup> Bomb Group (H) Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
3. 379th Bomb Group (H) Marker on Memorial Wall

1. 379th Bomb Group Association Archives. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Friends of the 379th at Facebook. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 379th Bombardment Wing: Our Heritage. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. 379th Bombardment Group. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. 379th Bombardment Group (Second World War). (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. Valor: When an Enemy Was a Friend (Air Force Magazine, 1997). (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 34 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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