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

731st Bomb Squadron (L-NA)

Japan / Korea 1950 - 1951

 

5th Air Force

 
731st Bomb Squadron (L-NA) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 4, 2010
1. 731st Bomb Squadron (L-NA) Marker
Inscription.

This memorial is dedicated to the officers and airmen of the 731st Bomb Squadron who served during the Korean War. This was the first Air Force Reserve unit in history to be recalled to duty intact, and the first such to strike the enemy with lead elements flying combat 5 weeks after recall. It was the first unit equipped to fly low level radar night interdiction utilizing the Douglas B-26 and had the honor of flying the 10,000 sortie for the 3rd Bomb Group.

Dedicated June 22, 1990

 
Erected 1990.
 
Location. 39° 46.788′ N, 84° 6.675′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker (Memorial #164) 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. 456th Bomb Group (here, next to this marker); B-24 Liberator WWII 50th Anniversary Commemoration (here, next to this marker); 4th Ferrying Group (here, next to this marker); 93rd Troop Carrier Squadron
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign
(a few steps from this marker); 460th Fighter Squadron (a few steps from this marker); 401st Bombardment Group (H) (a few steps from this marker); 447th Bomb Group (a few steps from this marker); 19th Air Depot Group (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 January 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Kunsan Air Base Vignette: 90th Bomb Squadron (LNI). Has info on the 731st Bomb Squadron (Submitted on January 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. 731st Bombardment Squadron. (Submitted on January 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, Korean
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 19, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on December 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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