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

48th Fighter Squadron

Dedicated to the Members

 
 
48<sup>th</sup> Fighter Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 48th Fighter Squadron Marker
Inscription.  

North Africa - November, 1942
Italy - September, 1945

Presented 18 September, 1982


 
Erected 1982.
 
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); 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);
48<sup>th</sup> Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 48th Fighter Squadron Marker on Memorial Wall
20th Fighter Group (here, next to this marker); 344th Bomb Group (M) AAF (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. 48th Fighter Squadron. (Submitted on February 18, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Witness to War: Ed Benson, 48th Fighter Squadron Interview. (Submitted on February 18, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Virgil Harvil Smith, 48th Fighter Squadron, Distinguished Flying Cross Citation. (Submitted on February 18, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Diplomacy key to WWII P-38 pilot recovery in Austria. (Submitted on February 18, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Finding Lt. Mitchell: WWII P-38 pilot from Arkansas still listed MIA (Times Record). (Submitted on February 18, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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