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

440th Troop Carrier Group

Headquarters • 95 • 96 • 97 • 98 Troop Carrier Squadrons

— In Memoriam —

 
 
440<sup>th</sup> Troop Carrier Group Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
1. 440th Troop Carrier Group Marker
Inscription.  

To those men who lie forever secure in their
youth and courage. The record of their achievement,
to which they gave the full measure of sacrifice,
is here-with dedicated.

Normandy-Southern France-Holland
Bastogne-Rhine River

Respectfully emblazoned by the
440th T.C.Gp. Association


 
Erected by 440th Troop Carrier Group Association.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceParks & Recreational AreasWar, 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,
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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). 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. 440th Troop Carrier Group. Group website homepage (Submitted on April 4, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. 440th Troop Carrier Group. RAF Exeter website entry (Submitted on April 4, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. 440th Troop Carrier Group. American Air Museum in Britain website entry (Submitted on April 4, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

4. 440th Troop Carrier Group in Operation Market Garden. Market Garden 1944 website entry (Submitted on April 4, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
440<sup>th</sup> Troop Carrier Group Marker on Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2020
2. 440th Troop Carrier Group Marker on Memorial Wall
 

5. C-47 # 43-15073, 440th TCG, in Operation Neptune. The Snafu Special website entry (Submitted on April 4, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

6. "WWII's 440Th Troop Carrier Group Is Going The Distance To Be Reunited". Seattle Times article by Louis T. Corsaletti (September 5, 1995) (Submitted on April 4, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Additional keywords. 440th Troop Carrier Group
 
C-47 s/n 292717 of the 98th Squadron of the 440th Troop Carrier Group image. Click for full size.
via 440th Troop Carrier Group,
3. C-47 s/n 292717 of the 98th Squadron of the 440th Troop Carrier Group
Col. Robert L. Wolverton and his Headquarters Company stick of the 3rd. Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, prepare to board their aircraft on June 5, 1944.
"Betts" image. Click for more information.
via USAAF Nose Art Project, unknown
4. "Betts"
C-47A-75-DL, s/n 42-100904, of the 440th Troop Carrier Group
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on April 5, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on May 29, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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