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A Boeing (Douglas) B-17G "Flying Fortress." image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, June 27, 2017
A Boeing (Douglas) B-17G "Flying Fortress."
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — "Hell's Angels"
303rd Bombardment Group (H) Molesworth, England 12 September 1942–11 June 1945 More combat missions (364) than any other 8AF B-17 Group Dedicated to all who served with this highly decorated group from its activation 3 . . . — Map (db m105224) HM WM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — 1999 Omar N. Bradley Spirit of Independence Award
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Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — 344th Bomb Group (M) AAF Memorial
1942 - 1945 England - France Belgium - Germany B-26 Martin Maruader "Silver Streaks" Dedicated to the memory of the young men that trained at Barksdale and went on to serve with the 344th Bomb Group (M) . . . — Map (db m109811) WM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — 34th Bomb Group Memorial
A tribute to all who served in the 34th Bomb Group April 1944 - June 1945 Mendlesham, England 4th Sqdn - 7th Sqdn 18th Sqdn 391st Sqdn — Map (db m109807) WM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — 486th Bombardment Group (H) Memorial
This WWII unit flew 191 combat missions over Nazi-held Europe from Station No. 174 Sudbury-Suffolk, England between May 1944 and July 1945 The survivors of the 486th dedicate this memorial to all who served the unit in the cause of . . . — Map (db m109808) WM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — Berlin Airlift Memorial
In memory of the United States military personnel who served on the Berlin Airlift 28 June 1948 to 30 September 1949. — Map (db m109809) HM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — Dedicated to the 44th Bomb Group (H) — The B-24 Flying Eightballs
14th Combat Wing - 8th Air Force - WWII Shipdham, England 7 Nov. 1942 - 25 May 1945 344 Combat Missions - 330 Enemy A/C Destroyed 8009 sorties delivered 18,980 tons of bombs with 153 A/C losses Two presidential unit citations: . . . — Map (db m105931) HM WM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — General Ira C. Eaker — Aviation Pioneer and Airpower Leader — 1896-1987
General Ira C. Eaker was a farm boy from Eden, Texas who became one of history's most famous air commanders. From April 15, 1942 to December 1, 1943 General Eaker commanded VIII Bomber Command (later redesignated Eighth Air Force) from his command . . . — Map (db m109689) HM WM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — General Joseph J. Nazzaro — Air Power Leader — March 21, 1913 - February 5, 1990
General Joseph James Nazzaro was born and raised in the shadows of the skyscrapers of New York City. Not too many years later, General Nazzaro would soar over the tops of those skyscrapers and go on to command some of this nation's mightiest air . . . — Map (db m109691) WM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — Major General Lewis Elton Lyle — United States Air Force
Lewis Elton Lyle, a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and a graduate of Ouachita College, earned his wings in the 41-I class at Brooks Field, Texas. Assigned to the 303rd Bombardment Group upon activation of the 8th Air Force, he and his crew flew his . . . — Map (db m109687) HM WM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Barksdale AFB — SR-71 Memorial Dedication — 8th Air Force Museum — Barksdale Air Force Base
USAF aerial reconnaissance can trace its roots back to the American War between the states, when balloons carried aloft battlefield observers. The invention of the aircraft offered exciting new possibilities. The Wright brothers courted the air . . . — Map (db m109802) HM WM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Benton — Hughes House
Built in circa 1840 by Alex B. Hughes, the house remained in the Hughes family until its donation to the Bossier Restoration Foundation in 1972. This was the boyhood home of William Clark Hughes who was the Speaker of the Louisiana House of . . . — Map (db m109778) HM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Bossier City — Old Bossier Municipal Building
Cornerstone laid Nov. 26, 1926. Officially dedicated May 19, 1927. A fine example of the Spanish "Hacienda" style adapted for public buildings. The second floor still contains original jail cells. — Map (db m109777) HM
Louisiana (Bossier Parish), Taylortown — Ashpoint Plantation
Built c.1875, was residence of Elam S. Dortch, believed to be the last surviving Confederate veteran residing in Bossier Parish. Moved c.1923 to present site from original location nearer river. Listed in National Register of Historic Places, 1982. — Map (db m109796) HM

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