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Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

1st Air Commando Group B-25 Medium Bomber

 
 
1st Air Commando Group B-25 Medium Bomber Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
1. 1st Air Commando Group B-25 Medium Bomber Marker
Inscription. During the 1944-45 allied campaign against Japanese forces in the China-Burma-India (CBI) theater, B-25Hs of the 1st Air Commando Group were used extensively in close air support and interdiction role on behalf of British General Orde Wingate and his Chindit Commandos. They were also used to support other American and allied ground forces throughout the theater until the end of World War II.
 
Erected by the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council.
 
Location. 30° 24.854′ N, 86° 42.068′ W. Marker is in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker can be reached from Cody Avenue. Touch for map. Located at the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park and access to the base is restricted. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 Independence Road, Hurlburt Field FL 32544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Medal of Honor Recipients (a few steps from this marker); C-46 Commando (within shouting distance of this marker); MH-53 Pave Low (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Kingpin (within shouting distance of this marker); HH-3E "Jolly Green Giant"
B-25J Medium Bomber image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
2. B-25J Medium Bomber
This B-25J was delivered to the USAAF on 7 Jun 1944 and assigned to various units until retirement to AMARC “the boneyard”, at Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ on 1 Oct 1957. Noting its availability, the USAF transferred this B-25 to Hurlburt Field and reconfigured it to resemble the H-Model which supported the 1st Air Commando Group in the CBI Theatre.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Special Tactics Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Air Commando / Chindit Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Ranch Hand Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurlburt Field.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Chindits Special Forces Burma and the 1st Air Commando Group. (Submitted on November 18, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMilitaryWar, World II
 
B-25 Bomber can be seen behind the MH-53 Pave Low helicopter. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, November 17, 2016
3. B-25 Bomber can be seen behind the MH-53 Pave Low helicopter.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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