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

World War II Glider Pilots

The "G" Stands For Guts

 
 
World War II Glider Pilots Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. World War II Glider Pilots Marker
Inscription.  

In memory of those Glider Pilots
who served their country in World War II

Troop Carrier Groups
60th • 61st • 62nd • 63rd • 64th • 89th • 313th • 314th
315th • 316th • 317th • 349th • 374th • 375th
403rd • 433rd • 434th • 435th • 436th • 437th
438th • 439th • 440th • 441st • 442nd • 443rd

Glider Missions
Sicily • Burma • Normandy • Southern France
Holland • Bastogne • Wesel • Luzon

5th Air Force • 9th Air Force • 10th Air Force
12th Air Force • 13th Air Force • 1st Air Commando Group

CBI • ETO • ATO • MTO

Dedicated 20 September 1985


 
Erected 1985 by National World War II Glider Pilots 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
World War II Glider Pilots Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. World War II Glider Pilots Marker on Memorial Wall
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. 379th Bomb Group (H) (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 . . .
1. Troop Carriers of World War II (Glines, 1999). (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. National WWII Glider Pilots Committee, Silent Wings Museum Foundation. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. National WWII Glider Pilots Committee on Facebook. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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