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

344th Bomb Group (M) AAF

9th Air Force

 

— 1942 - 1945 —

 
344<sup>th</sup> Bomb Group (M) AAF Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 344th Bomb Group (M) AAF Marker
Inscription.  

Dedicated to the memory of the
344th Bombardment Group (Medium) AAF "Silver Streaks"
and its members who died with honor.

England-France-Belgium-Germany

The 344th Bomb Group led the Ninth Air Force
into action on D-Day, striking gun emplacements
on Cherbourg Peninsula, just 21 minutes
ahead of landing craft.

Presidential Unit Citation
dated 31 August, 1945
for Actions 24-26 July 1944

Presented on 23 August 1991


 
Erected 1991 by Members of the 344th 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. 379th Bomb Group (H) (here, next to this marker); World War II Glider Pilots
344<sup>th</sup> Bomb Group (M) AAF Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 344th Bomb Group (M) AAF Marker on Memorial Wall
(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); 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. 344th Bombardment Group, USAAF. (Submitted on February 17, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 344th Bomb Group. (Submitted on February 17, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 344th Bomb Group. (Submitted on February 17, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. D-Day Story: Malcolm Edwards (344th Bomb Group). (Submitted on February 17, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Milk run : official newsletter/344th Bomb Group Association.
Univ of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries
(Submitted on February 17, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 17, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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