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

91st Troop Carrier Squadron

(439th Troop Carrier Group)

 

1943 - 1945

 
91st Troop Carrier Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 4, 2010
1. 91st Troop Carrier Squadron Marker
Inscription.
From D-Day, 6 June 1944, until VE Day, 8 May 1945, the men of the 91st Troop Carrier Squadron, flying unarmed transport aircraft and gliders, launched paratroopers and glider-borne assault troops to penetrate Hitler's "Fortress Europa" and assure the defeat of his armies.

Campaigns: Rome-Arno; Normandy; Northern France; Southern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.

Decorations: Distinguished Unit Citation; French Croix de Guerre with Palm; French Fourragere.

Dedicated 24 August 1990

 
Erected 1990.
 
Location. 39° 46.803′ N, 84° 6.674′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker (Memorial #157) 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. 493rd Fighter Squadron (here, next to this marker); 339th Fighter Group (a few steps from this marker); 19th Air Depot Group (a few steps from this marker); 487th Bomb Group (H) Association
91st Troop Carrier Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 4, 2010
2. 91st Troop Carrier Squadron Marker
Third marker on right side of walkway. Looking northwest.
(a few steps from this marker); 93rd Bomb Group (H) (a few steps from this marker); 401st Bombardment Group (H) (a few steps from this marker); 442nd Troop Carrier Group (a few steps from this marker); B-24 Liberator WWII 50th Anniversary Commemoration (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 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 439th Troop Carrier Group. (Submitted on January 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 439th Troop Carrier Group. (Submitted on January 21, 2012, 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 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on December 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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