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

First Air Commandos

1943 - China Burma India - 1945

 

L-1 C-47 CG-4A L-5 UC-84 P-51A YH-4 B-25H P-47

 
First Air Commandos Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
1. First Air Commandos Marker
Inscription.

1st Helicopter Rescue in USAAF History
23 April 1944 (Burma)

1st Invasion Using CG-4A Gliders
into Burma 5 March 1944

1st Air to Ground Rockets from a P-51 A

Any Place Any Time Any Where

In honor of all who served with this group


 
Erected 1996.
 
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, 023) 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 (here, next to this marker); USAF Pilot Class 1954E (here, next to this marker);
Memorial Wall #1 Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Memorial Wall #1 Detail
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. 1st Air Commando Group, CBI. (Submitted on June 11, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Historical Analysis of the 1st Air Commando Group Operations in the CBI Theater Aug 1943 to May 1944. (Submitted on June 11, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The First Air Commandos, by Walter Boyne. (Submitted on June 11, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Air Commando Aces. (Submitted on June 11, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on June 11, 2016, 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 June 11, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 11, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on May 31, 2016, 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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