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

Lt. David E. Axthelm USAF DFC

1930 – 1953

 

—In Memory Of —

 
Lt. David E. Axthelm USAF DFC Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
1. Lt. David E. Axthelm USAF DFC Marker
Inscription.

He directed his disabled F86D away from
populated areas and crashed
into the Detroit River
His selfless action resulted in his death
while saving many other lives

 
Erected by the 13FIS Selfridge AFB, Family and 1948 Fairfield Iowa High School Class.
 
Location. 39° 46.778′ N, 84° 6.757′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker (Memorial Wall #2, 027) 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. 15th Troop Carrier Squadron (here, next to this marker); 13th “Jungle” Air Force (here, next to this marker); USAF Pilot Class 49C (here, next to this marker); The EC-47 ARDF Mission (here, next to this marker); USAF Pilot Class 48-C (here, next to this marker); B/G Edward J Hopkins (here, next to this marker); 9th Photo Recon Squadron (here, next to this marker); Marvin T. Koerner, P.E. (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .
NMUSAF Memorial Wall #2 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. NMUSAF Memorial Wall #2
 NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on April 22, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceDisastersPatriots & PatriotismWar, Cold
 
NMUSAF Memorial Wall #2 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. NMUSAF Memorial Wall #2
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 22, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on December 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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