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

306th Bombardment Group (H)

8th Air Force

 
 
306<sup>th</sup> Bombardment Group (H) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 306th Bombardment Group (H) Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated as a lasting memorial to the heroism and devotion
to duty of all who served in the 306th Bomb Group from
1 March 1942 to VE Day 8 May 1945.

Their sacrifices in the defense of their country
myust never be forgotten

AAF Station 111
Thurleigh, Bedforshire, England
341 Missions
9 Oct 1942 - 19 Apr 1945

First AAF Bomb Group over Germany

Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori
[It is sweet and honorable to die for the homeland]


 
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. 379th Bomb Group (H) (here, next to this marker); World War II Glider Pilots (here, next to this marker); 95th Bomb Group H
306<sup>th</sup> Bombardment Group (H) Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 306th Bombardment Group (H) Marker on Memorial Wall
(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. 306th Bombardment Group Historical Association. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Reich Wreckers: An Analysis of the 306th Bomb Group during World War II (Westgate). (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 306th Bombardment Group. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. 306th Bomb Group Museum, Bedford UK. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. 306th Bomb Group: The Reich Wreckers. (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. George Roberts, 306th Bomb Group, Interview
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. (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 39 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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