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

65th Troop Carrier Squadron

 
 
65th Troop Carrier Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
1. 65th Troop Carrier Squadron Marker
Inscription.

Dedicated to the
65th Troop Carrier Squadron
To her valiant men and their
historic achievements in the
S.W. Pacific during World War II.

Involved in first parachute drop
in S.W. Pacific WWII Markham Valley
New Guinea 5 Sep 1943

Only Troop Carrier Squadron used in the
precision parachute drop on Los Banos
Prison Camp in the Phillipines [sic]
23 Feb 45


 
Erected 1988.
 
Location. 39° 46.756′ N, 84° 6.747′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker (Memorial 064) 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. Ohioans Who Served in the 8th Air Force (here, next to this marker); Army Air Corps Enlisted Pilots (here, next to this marker); 310th Troop Carrier Squadron (a few steps from this marker); 455th Bombardment Group (Heavy) (a few steps from this marker); 49th Fighter Squadron 14th Fighter Group (TE)
65th Troop Carrier Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
2. 65th Troop Carrier Squadron Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Col. David T. McKnight (a few steps from this marker); 47th Fighter Squadron (a few steps from this marker); AC-130A Spectre Gunship II (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .
1. 65th Airlift Squadron Fact Sheet. (Submitted on May 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Through the Eyes of the Pilot. (Submitted on May 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Troop Carrier Groups of World War II. (Submitted on May 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on May 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, 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 May 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on December 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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