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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

79th Fighter Group

P-40 and P47

 
 
79th Fighter Group Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
1. 79th Fighter Group Memorial
Inscription.
Dedicated to those who served
and those who waited
October 1, 1988

85th Skullmen
86th Comanches
87th Skeeters

Campaigns
1942 - 1945
Egypt - Libya
Tunisia (Air)
Sicily (Air)
Naples - Foggia (Air)
Anzio
Rome-Arno
Southern France
Northern Apennines
Po Valley

Awarded two Presidential Citations
March-August 1943 & 16-20 April 1945

[across base of pyramid]
Bedford Alexandria Benghazi Tripoli Malta
Sicily Foggia Naples Anzio Corsica
San Raphael Valence Lyon-Bron Jesi Linz, Austria

[plaque in front of memorial]
The pyramidal design of the 79th
Fighter Group Memorial symbolizes
the origin of its combat career in
Egypt, land of the Pyramids.

The Group utilized comparative
traits of strength, solidity and
durability to accumulate 37,006
combat sorties - while pursuing the
enemy through eight countries and
enduring five invasions. All was
accomplished by courageous men
who believed in their country,
mission and themselves.

 
Erected 1988 by 79th Fighter Group Association.
 
Location. 39° 46.761′ 
79th Fighter Group Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
2. 79th Fighter Group Memorial
Looking east.
N, 84° 6.813′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker (Memorial #43) is in the Memorial Park of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, with museum access off Springfield Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton OH 45433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 394th Bomb Group (M) (here, next to this marker); 451st Bombardment Group (H) (a few steps from this marker); 1st Fighter Group (a few steps from this marker); 316th Troop Carrier Group (a few steps from this marker); 27th Fighter Bomber Group (a few steps from this marker); 322nd Bomb Group (M) (a few steps from this marker); 487th Bomb Squadron (M) (a few steps from this marker); 486th Bomb Group (H) (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .
1. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on December 31, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 79th Fighter Group. (Submitted on December 31, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsHeroesMilitaryPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
79th Fighter Group Memorial West Face (front) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
3. 79th Fighter Group Memorial West Face (front)
79th Fighter Group Memorial East Face (back) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
4. 79th Fighter Group Memorial East Face (back)
79th Fighter Group Memorial South Face image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
5. 79th Fighter Group Memorial South Face
79th Fighter Group Memorial North Face image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
6. 79th Fighter Group Memorial North Face
79th Fighter Group Memorial Skullmen Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
7. 79th Fighter Group Memorial Skullmen Bench
79th Fighter Group Memorial Skeeters Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
8. 79th Fighter Group Memorial Skeeters Bench
79th Fighter Group Memorial P-40 Propeller image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
9. 79th Fighter Group Memorial P-40 Propeller
79th Fighter Group Memorial P-47 Propeller image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
10. 79th Fighter Group Memorial P-47 Propeller
79th Fighter Group Memorial P-40 Propeller Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
11. 79th Fighter Group Memorial P-40 Propeller Marker
79th Fighter Group Memorial P-47 Propeller Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
12. 79th Fighter Group Memorial P-47 Propeller Marker
79th Fighter Group Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
13. 79th Fighter Group Memorial Marker
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
14. NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,062 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on December 31, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   14. submitted on December 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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