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

61st Troop Carrier Squadron

314th Troop Carrier Group, World War II

 
 
61st Troop Carrier Squadron Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
1. 61st Troop Carrier Squadron Marker
Inscription.

Dedicated to the memory of the combat crews, and the men and officers who supported them in delivery of airborne troops into battle during major offensives in the North African and European theaters of operation. Six aircraft lost, twenty four men killed in action.

Paradrops:
Gela, Sicily Salerno, Italy
Normandy, France Arnhem, Holland
Glider tow: Wesel, Germany

Dedicated 26, September 1997


 
Erected 1997.
 
Location. 39° 46.763′ N, 84° 6.751′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker (Memorial Wall #1, 068) 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. 47th Fighter Squadron (here, next to this marker); AC-130A Spectre Gunship II (here, next to this marker); SSgt Forrest Ray Cope (here, next to this marker); 504th Bomb Group (VH) (here, next to this marker); Frederick W. Kaufmann, Colonel, USAF
Memorial Wall #1 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Memorial Wall #1
(here, next to this marker); USAF Pilot Class 1954E (here, next to this marker); Michael Slepecky, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Army Air Corps Flying Cadet Class 41-B (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Very Short History of the 61st Troop Carrier Squadron, by Tony Ciccippio. (Submitted on July 27, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Troop Carrier Groups of World War II. (Submitted on July 27, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 15th Airlift Squadron Fact Sheet. (Submitted on July 27, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on July 27, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
Memorial Wall #1 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Memorial Wall #1
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 July 27, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 27, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on July 19, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on July 2, 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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