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Second Schweinfurt Memorial

 
 
Second Schweinfurt Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
1. Second Schweinfurt Memorial Marker
Inscription.
Second Schweinfurt
Memorial Association

presents and dedicates this memorial
to the memory of the airmen of the
United States Army 8th Air Force
who against overwhelming odds
and savage defiance
attacked and destroyed
the ball bearing factories in
Schweinfurt, Germany
14 October 1943

Officially known as
Mission No. 115
Known by those who were there as
Black Thursday

 
Location. 39° 46.823′ N, 84° 6.755′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker (Memorial #06) 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. 94th Troop Carrier Squadron (a few steps from this marker); 10th Air Depot Group (a few steps from this marker); Alexander P. de Seversky (a few steps from this marker); 303rd Bomb Group 'H' (a few steps from this marker); 75th Troop Carrier Squadron
Second Schweinfurt Memorial Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
2. Second Schweinfurt Memorial Marker Detail
(a few steps from this marker); 483rd Bombardment Group (H) (a few steps from this marker); 34th Bomb Group (Heavy) (a few steps from this marker); 91st Bomb Group (H) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. more Second Schweinfurt Memorial
 
Also see . . .
1. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on January 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Second Raid on Schweinfurt. (Submitted on January 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Second Schweinfurt Memorial Association. (Submitted on January 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Recalling a Deadly Raid. (Submitted on January 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Schweinfurt, Germany. (Submitted on January 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
Second Schweinfurt Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
3. Second Schweinfurt Memorial Marker
Along northwest edge of park (adjacent to museum parking). Looking east, with Valor Park at distant center.
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 848 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on December 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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