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

Valor Park

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., December 5, 2009
1. Valor Park
Near northern corner of the NMUSAF Memorial Park.
Inscription.
Dedicated to the United States Air Force
Medal of Honor
Recipients

[Panel 1]
1Lt Edward V. Rickenbacker
25 Sep 18

2Lt Frank Luke, Jr.
29 Sep 18

1Lt Harold E. Goettler
6 Oct 18

2Lt Erwin R. Bleckley
6 Oct 18

LtCol James H. Doolittle
18 Apr 42

Capt Harl Pease, Jr.
7 Aug 42

[Panel 2]
Maj Pierpont M. Hamilton
8 Nov 42

Col Demas T. Craw
8 Nov 42

BGen Kenneth N. Walker
5 Jan 43

1Lt Jack W. Mathis
18 Mar 43

Sgt Maynard H. Smith
1 May 43

2Lt Joseph R. Sarnoski
16 Jun 43

[Panel 3]
Maj Jay Zeamer, Jr.
16 Jun 43

2Lt John C. Morgan
28 Jul 43

2Lt Lloyd H. Hughes
1 Aug 43

LtCol Addison E. Baker
1 Aug 43

Maj John L. Jerstad
1 Aug 43

Col Leon W. Johnson
1 Aug 43

[Panel 4]
Col John R. Kane
1 Aug 43

Maj Ralph Cheli
18 Aug 43

Col Neel E. Kearby
11 Oct 43

Maj Raymond H. Wilkins
2 Nov 43

TSgt Forrest L. Vosler
20 Dec 43

[Panel 5]
LtCol James H. Howard
11 Jan 44

Sgt Archibald Mathies
20 Feb 44

2Lt Walter E. Truemper
20
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By William Fischer, Jr., December 5, 2009
2. Valor Park Marker
Feb 44

1Lt William R. Lawley, Jr.
20 Feb 44

1Lt Edward S. Michael
11 Apr 44

[Panel 6]
LtCol Leon R. Vance, Jr.
5 Jun 44

2Lt David R. Kingsley
23 Jun 44

1Lt Donald D. Pucket
9 Jul 44

Capt Darrell R. Lindsey
9 Aug 44

[Panel 7]
Maj Richard I. Bong
10 Oct - 15 Nov 44

Maj Horace S. Carswell, Jr.
26 Oct 44

2Lt Robert E. Femoyer
2 Nov 44

1Lt Donald J. Gott
9 Nov 44

2Lt William E. Metzger, Jr.
9 Nov 44

BGen Frederick W. Castle
24 Dec 44

[Panel 8]
Maj Thomas B. McGuire, Jr.
25-26 Dec 44

Maj William A. Shomo
11 Jan 45

SSgt Henry E. Erwin
12 Apr 45

1Lt Raymond L. Knight
25 Apr 45

Maj Louis J. Sebille
5 Aug 50

Capt John S. Walmsley, Jr.
14 Sep 51

[Panel 9]
Maj George A. Davis, Jr.
10 Feb 52

Maj Charles J. Loring, Jr.
22 Nov 52

Maj Bernard F. Fisher
10 Mar 66

A1C William H. Pitsenbarger
11 Apr 66

Capt Hilliard A. Wilbanks
24 Feb 67

Maj Merlyn H. Dethlefsen
10 Mar 67

[Panel 10]
LtCol Leo K. Thorsness
19 Apr 67

Capt Gerald O. Young
9 Nov 67

LtCol Joe M. Jackson
12
Valor Park Medal of Honor Medallion image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 5, 2009
3. Valor Park Medal of Honor Medallion
May 68

LtCol William A. Jones III
1 Sep 68

1Lt James P. Fleming
26 Nov 68

[Panel 11]
A1C John L. Levitow
24 Feb 69

Capt Steven L. Bennett
29 Jun 72

Col George E. Day
Conspicuous Gallantry
While a POW

Capt Lance P. Sijan
Conspicuous Gallantry
While a POW


 
Erected by Miami Valley Military Affairs Association and Others.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 39° 46.822′ N, 84° 6.721′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker (Memorial #031) 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. China Burma India Hump Aircrews (a few steps from this marker); 448th Bombardment Group (a few steps from this marker); 21st Air Depot Group (within shouting distance of this marker); 43rd Bombardment Group (within shouting
Valor Park Memorial Column 1 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 5, 2009
4. Valor Park Memorial Column 1
distance of this marker); 34th Bomb Group (Heavy) (within shouting distance of this marker); 446th Bomb Group (H) (within shouting distance of this marker); 91st Bomb Group (H) (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Air Depot Group (within shouting distance of 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 January 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. USAF Medal of Honor Recipients. (Submitted on January 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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13. Valor Park Memorial Column 10
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14. Valor Park Memorial Column 11
Valor Park Missing Man Formation image. Click for full size.
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15. Valor Park Missing Man Formation
Valor Park Contributors image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 5, 2009
16. Valor Park Contributors
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
17. NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 818 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. submitted on January 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   17. submitted on December 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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