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Barksdale AFB in Bossier Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

"Hell's Angels"

 
 
<i>"Hell's Angels"</i> Memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 27, 2017
1. "Hell's Angels" Memorial.
Inscription.
303rd Bombardment Group (H)
Molesworth, England
12 September 1942–11 June 1945
More combat missions (364) than
any other 8AF B-17 Group

Dedicated to all who served
with this highly decorated
group from its activation
3 February 1942 at Boise, Idaho
until deactivated 25 July 1945
at Casablanca, North Africa

 
Erected 1990.
 
Location. 32° 30.701′ N, 93° 40.898′ W. Marker is in Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, in Bossier Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Shreveport Road and Lindbergh Road. Touch for map. Base access is required. Marker is at or near this postal address: 88 Shreveport Road, Barksdale AFB LA 71110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dedicated to the 44th Bomb Group (H) (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Turnbull (approx. 2.4 miles away); This Marks the Site of Battery 1 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Fort Humbug (approx. 2.6 miles away); Coates Bluff (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Located at the Barksdale Air Force Base Global Power Museum, is open seven days a week
A Boeing (Douglas) B-17G "Flying Fortress." image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 27, 2017
2. A Boeing (Douglas) B-17G "Flying Fortress."
This B-17G was the second to last made by Douglas Aircraft Company under contract with Boeing, and rolled off the assembly line in July 1945. It has been painted to replicate an aircraft flown by Major General Lewis E. Lyle, a World War II B-17 pilot of the 303rd Bombardment Group, even down to the tail number -- 42-31340.
from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is free to the public. Access is at the Northgate Road base entrance. A Government issued ID, (Drivers License, Passport etc.) is required to gain entry at the gate entrance.
 
Also see . . .
1. Barksdale Airmen restore B-17G for 8th Air Force museum. (Submitted on July 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Eighth Air Force Historical Society article about the Hell's Angels. (Submitted on July 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
Nearby memorial about Major General Lewis E. Lyle. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 27, 2017
3. Nearby memorial about Major General Lewis E. Lyle.
Hell's Angels memorial on far left. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 27, 2017
4. Hell's Angels memorial on far left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 128 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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