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485th Bomb Group (Heavy)

 
 
485th Bomb Group (Heavy) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
1. 485th Bomb Group (Heavy) Marker
Inscription.  
In honor of the men of the
485th Bomb Group (Heavy)
15th Air Force, World War II.
Activated 1 Oct 1943
Gowen Field, Idaho. Trained at
Fairmont AAF, Nebraska.
Flew B-24's from Venosa, Italy
over Southern, Central, and Eastern
Europe 10 May 44 to 25 Apr 45
Distinguished Unit Citation.
Ten campaigns. Inactivated
20 Aug 45 Sioux City AAF, Iowa

Dedicated 2 Oct 1982

 
Erected 1982 by 485th Bomb Group Association.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is May 10, 1945.
 
Location. 39° 46.81′ N, 84° 6.755′ W. Marker is in Riverside, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker (Memorial #35) is in the Memorial Park of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, with museum access off Springfield Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton OH 45431, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Khobar Towers Memorial (here, next to this marker); 98th Bomb Group
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(a few steps from this marker); 483rd Bombardment Group (H) (a few steps from this marker); 385th Bomb Group (H) (a few steps from this marker); 10th Air Depot Group (a few steps from this marker); 11th Bombardment Group (H) (a few steps from this marker); 5th Air Force (a few steps from this marker); 75th Troop Carrier Squadron (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverside.
 
Also see . . .
1. 485th Bomb Group. American Air Museum in Britain website entry (Submitted on August 21, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. 485th Bomb Group Association. Association website homepage (Submitted on December 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
485th Bomb Group (Heavy) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
2. 485th Bomb Group (Heavy) Marker
Marker is fourth marker on left side of walkway, in far distance beyond white upright marker. Looking southwest.
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for more information.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
3. NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign
Memorial Park map and marker listing
Click for more information.
B-24 Liberators of the 485th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force in flight. image. Click for full size.
via American Air Museum in Britain, Unknown
4. B-24 Liberators of the 485th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force in flight.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,455 times since then and 135 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on December 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on August 21, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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