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

487th Bomb Group (H) Association

Former A.F. Station 137, Lavenham, England

 

—November 1943 to October 1945 —

 
487th Bomb Group (H) Association Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 4, 2010
1. 487th Bomb Group (H) Association Marker
Inscription.

"The Gentlemen From Hell"

A tribute to the personnel of the 487th Bombardment Group (H) for sacrifices which contributed to end WWII in Europe. The 487th Bomb Group led the largest mission of the war on 24 December 1944. They achieved highest bombing accuracy of Third Division and second highest in Eighth Air Force. From August 1944 - April 1945, the Group flew 46 missions in B-24s and 139 missions in B-17s for a total of 6,021 sorties.

Dedicated 15 Sep 1989

 
Erected 1989 by 487th Bomb Group (H) Association.
 
Location. 39° 46.805′ N, 84° 6.681′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker (Memorial #168) 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. 93rd Bomb Group (H) (here, next to this marker); 91st Troop Carrier Squadron (a few steps from this marker); 493rd Fighter Squadron (a few steps from this marker); 19th Air Depot Group
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign
(a few steps from this marker); 339th Fighter Group (a few steps from this marker); B-24 Liberator WWII 50th Anniversary Commemoration (within shouting distance of this marker); 401st Bombardment Group (H) (within shouting distance of this marker); 442nd Troop Carrier 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 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 487th Bombardment Group. (Submitted on January 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 487th Bomb Group (H) Association. (Submitted on January 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
 
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 437 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 21, 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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