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

486th Bombardment Group (H) Memorial

 
 
486th Bombardment Group (H) Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 27, 2017
1. 486th Bombardment Group (H) Memorial
Inscription.
This WWII unit flew 191 combat missions over
Nazi-held Europe from Station No. 174
Sudbury-Suffolk, England between May 1944 and July 1945

The survivors of the 486th dedicate this memorial
to all who served the unit in the cause of freedom
and give eternal honors to the 408 airmen killed in combat

Squadrons
832nd 833rd 834th 835th
12 Support Units

46 Missions in B-24s 145 Missions in B-17s

Activated
McCook AAF, NE
20 Sep. 1943
Deactivated
Drew AAF, FL
14 Nov. 1945

 
Erected by 486th Bomb Group Association.
 
Location. 32° 30.706′ N, 93° 40.897′ 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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 88 Shreveport Road, Barksdale AFB LA 71110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Hell's Angels" (a few steps from this marker); 34th Bomb Group Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Major General Lewis Elton Lyle
486th Bombardment Group (H) Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 27, 2017
2. 486th Bombardment Group (H) Memorial
(a few steps from this marker); 344th Bomb Group (M) AAF Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Dedicated to the 44th Bomb Group (H) (within shouting distance of this marker); 1999 Omar N. Bradley Spirit of Independence Award (within shouting distance of this marker); General Ira C. Eaker (within shouting distance of this marker); Berlin Airlift Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barksdale AFB.
 
More about this marker. Located at the Barksdale Air Force Base Global Power Museum, is open seven days a week 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.
 
Regarding 486th Bombardment Group (H) Memorial. Another marker, nearby, describes where the propeller came from for this memorial. A B-17 crashed at Sudbury, England in October, 1944 with all killed except the pilot. The propeller was found 32 years later in a pond at the crash site.
 
Also see . . .
486th Bombardment Group (H) Memorial looking west. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 27, 2017
3. 486th Bombardment Group (H) Memorial looking west.
 Wikipedia article on the 486th Bomb Group in WWII. (Submitted on November 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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