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

488th Bomb Squadron “M”

Desert Air Force, 9th A.F., 12th A. F.

 
 
488th Bomb Squadron "M" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
1. 488th Bomb Squadron "M" Marker
Inscription.
With courage - determination and
devotion to duty - from April 1943 -
supporting Allied Forces thorugh
Africa - Sicily - Italy - The Balkans
Greece - and Southern France -
til Victory in May 1945

They Proudly Served

November 1985

 
Erected 1985 by 488th Bomb Squadron.
 
Location. 39° 46.791′ N, 84° 6.753′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker (Memorial #116) 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. Fifth Airdrome Squadron (here, next to this marker); 58th Bomb Wing (here, next to this marker); 97th Bombardment Group (a few steps from this marker); 7th Combat Cargo Squadron (a few steps from this marker); 82nd Fighter Group (a few steps from this marker); 451st Bombardment Squadron (a few steps from this marker);
488th Bomb Squadron "M" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 4, 2009
2. 488th Bomb Squadron "M" Marker
Fourth marker on left side of curving walkway. Looking southeast.
Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association Vietnam Memorial (a few steps from this marker); 301st Bombardment Group (H) (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Regarding 488th Bomb Squadron "M". Joseph Heller, author of Catch-22, was a bombardier in this unit during the war.
 
Also see . . .  NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on January 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. 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 708 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on December 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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