Barksdale AFB in Bossier Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
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
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
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 & Space • War, World II •
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.