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Historical Markers and War Memorials in El Paso County, Colorado

 
Clickable Map of El Paso County, Colorado and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg El Paso County, CO (343) Crowley County, CO (2) Douglas County, CO (18) Elbert County, CO (6) Fremont County, CO (27) Lincoln County, CO (5) Pueblo County, CO (14) Teller County, CO (40)  ElPasoCounty(343) El Paso County (343)  CrowleyCounty(2) Crowley County (2)  DouglasCounty(18) Douglas County (18)  ElbertCounty(6) Elbert County (6)  FremontCounty(27) Fremont County (27)  LincolnCounty(5) Lincoln County (5)  PuebloCounty(14) Pueblo County (14)  TellerCounty(40) Teller County (40)
Colorado Springs is the county seat for El Paso County
Adjacent to El Paso County, Colorado
      Crowley County (2)  
      Douglas County (18)  
      Elbert County (6)  
      Fremont County (27)  
      Lincoln County (5)  
      Pueblo County (14)  
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1Colorado, El Paso County, Calhan — Geology — Paint Mines Interpretive Park
Near Paint Mine Road, 1.5 miles east of North Calhan Highway.
Imagine standing here in a tropical hardwood forest 55 million years ago. The forest and ancient soils were later covered by white sandstone of uplifted and later eroded Pikes Peak Granite. The sandstone is known as the Dawson Arkose Formation. Its . . . Map (db m135458) HM
2Colorado, El Paso County, Cascade — The Continental Divide
On Pikes Peak Hwy.
The Rocky Mountains are the longest chain of mountains in the world. They divide the United States watershed between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Colorado has 53 peaks over 14,000 feet. One inch on the Horizon equals about 38 miles.Map (db m4838) HM
3Colorado, El Paso County, Cascade — Zebulon Montgomery Pike
On Pikes Peak Hwy.
In recognition of the notable career of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, · Soldier -- Explorer · The people of Colorado have placed this tablet on the summit of the great mountain first seen by Pike, November 15, 1806. General Pike was born at . . . Map (db m4865) HM
4Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — A Look From The Top
On Pikes Peak Toll Road.
Pikes Peak You are at 13,380 feet, 4,078 meters Feeling Spacey? In the United States you can not get much closer to outer space than this! Are you dizzy and short of breath? No wonder, you are 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) above sea level! There is 40% . . . Map (db m45815) HM
5Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — A Mountain of Many Names
On Pike's Peak Toll Road.
The Ute Indians say they have always lived in the hills of Colorado. They referred to the Rocky Mountain’s easternmost peak as Sun Mountain because it vibrantly catches the early morning rays. In the late 1700s, Spaniards referred to the peak as El . . . Map (db m45922) HM
6Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — A New Home in the Hills
On Pike's Peak Toll Road.
Soon after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act in 1862, homesteaders moved west across the prairies and spread into the hills of Pikes Peak. In the 1870s, the Crowe family claimed 160 acres in this valley that later came to be known . . . Map (db m45936) HM
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7Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — A Plentiful Harvest
On Garden Drive, on the left when traveling north.
The abundant seeds of piρon and juniper trees draw wildlife to this ecosystem like a magnet. Chipmunks, foxes, piρon mice and squirrels munch the blue or copper-colored juniper berries. The berries last through the winter. They provide food for . . . Map (db m45982) HM
8Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — A Priceless Gift
Near Garden Drive.
In 1879, General William Jackson Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs, convinced his friend, Charles Elliot Perkins to purchase land in Garden of the Gods. Perkins eventually bought a total of 480 spectacular acres surrounding the Gateway Rocks, . . . Map (db m135547) HM
9Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — A Priceless Gift — Garden of the Gods Park
Near Garden Drive.
In 1879, General William Jackson Palmer, founder of Colorado Springs, convinced his friend Charles Elliot Perkins to purchase land in Garden of the Gods. Perkins eventually bought a total of 480 spectacular acres surrounding the Gateway Rocks, . . . Map (db m135646) HM
10Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Birth of a Town
On Colorado Avenue west of South 24th Street, on the right when traveling west.
Cries of "gold!" lured countless prospectors to Colorado's Rocky Mountains in 1859. And while miners went bust or hit pay dirt in South Park, Leadville and later Cripple Creek, Colorado City supplied the means to continue the quest. At . . . Map (db m201136) HM
11Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Bloomer Girl; A Colorado Trailblazer
On Gateway Road, on the right when traveling east.
In 1858, a young woman from Kansas climbed to the summit of Pikes Peak. Julia Archibald Holmes was the first Anglo woman on record to make the climb, and she became famous for that accomplishment as well as for the way she did it. Julia had arrived . . . Map (db m46001) HM
12Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Cabin on the Move
On Colorado Avenue west of South 24th Street, on the right when traveling west.
One of the earliest structures in Colorado City, this false-fronted log cabin was built in 1859 by Dr. James Paul Garvin at 2608 West Colorado Avenue. In 1861, the first Territorial Legislature met in Colorado City, a candidate . . . Map (db m201139) HM
13Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Colorado City
On Colorado Avenue west of South 24th Street, on the right when traveling west.
This tablet is the Property of the State of Colorado ——— Colorado City Founded here in August, 1859 then in El Paso County Kansas. So named because at the gateway to mines thought to be on the Colorado . . . Map (db m200383) HM
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14Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Inspiration of America the Beautiful — by Katharine Lee Bates — 1859 - 1929 —
Near Pike's Peak Toll Road.
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the inspiration of "America the Beautiful" by Katharine Lee Bates 1859 - 1929 Following her visit to this Summit on July 22, 1893 . . . Map (db m45817) HM
15Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Evergreen Cemetery Pioneers Memorial
This monument erected in memory of those unsung pioneers who helped build the Pikes Peak Region, the infants born to pioneer families of this area, and those later residents, both known and unknown, who came to this final resting place: Blocks 20, . . . Map (db m19080) HM
16Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Forests Without Fire
On Pike's Peak Toll Road.
Without fires, forests grow dense with trees that compete for nutrients, sunlight and space. Competition and stress leave forests susceptible to disease, insects and fire. Many plants on the forest floor die competing for nutrients adding to the . . . Map (db m45935) HM
17Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Garden of the Gods Park
On Gateway Road, on the right when traveling east.
The beauty of Garden of the Gods Park, with its dramatic red rock formations framing Pikes Peak, serves as a magnificent eastern gateway to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. The park’s towering red sandstone rocks have long been recognized as a landmark. . . . Map (db m45983) HM
18Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Goerke & Son Photography
On Garden Drive.
A Privately-Owned Balanced Rock In the 1890s, photographer Paul Goerke shrewdly purchased the land around Balanced Rock. Goerke and his son, Curt, snapped photos of tourists for .25 cents each. The Goerkes then developed the plates in their . . . Map (db m45981) HM
19Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Indian Trail
On Ridge Road, on the right when traveling north.
This stone marks the Indian Trail used by the Plains Indians to Ute PassMap (db m52001) HM
20Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Ivywild Park
On Dorchester Drive west of Woodburn Street, on the right when traveling west.
This land you are standing on was already rich in history when General William Jackson Palmer founded the City of Colorado Springs in 1871. This land was home to American Indian people for thousands of years. Cheyenne Creek and its majestic . . . Map (db m208668) HM
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21Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Log House
On Colorado Avenue west of South 24th Street, on the right when traveling west.
This tablet is the Property of the State of Colorado ——— Log house from Colorado's first designated territorial capital, at Colorado City (now a part of Colorado Springs). This log log house was built in 1859. . . . Map (db m200386) HM
22Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Nikola Tesla — Tesla Experimental Station Colorado Springs
On Pikes Peak Avenue east of Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
The Tesla Experimental Station was a laboratory built by Nikola Tesla in 1899 in an empty site on Knob Hill in Colorado Springs. The experimental lab stood north of this location on North Foote Avenue. The lab was operational from May 1899 to . . . Map (db m141526) HM
23Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — O Beautiful For Spacious Skies...
Near North 30th Street at Gateway Road..
Travelers have been drawn to the towering rock formations of Garden of the Gods and the world famous Pikes Peak for centuries. The view from the summit inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write the lyrics for “America the Beautiful" in 1893. Pikes . . . Map (db m135578) HM
24Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Old Colorado City — Founded August 12, 1859
On South 24th Street at Colorado Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South 24th Street.
The first permanent settlement of the Pikes Peak Region. The capital city of the Colorado Territory for four days in July 1862. El Paso county seat for 10 years. This location at the foot of Pikes Peak laid the foundation for the entire Pikes . . . Map (db m201102) HM
25Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Old Colorado City
On Colorado Avenue west of South 24th Street, on the right when traveling west.
The cabin came home in 1961. It was placed in Bancroft Park, on the site of the playground for the old Bancroft School, in the 2400 block of West Colorado Avenue. The school was named for prolific nineteenth-century Western History writer . . . Map (db m201144) HM
26Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Old Fort and Stockade
On West Pikes Peak Avenue west of North 28th Street, on the right when traveling west.
This marks the site of the Old Fort and Stockade built by Pioneers of Colorado City used in defense against the Indians in 1864 and 1868 Constructed of logs set on end _____ Erected by Old . . . Map (db m96054) HM
27Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Pick a Climate
On Pike's Peak Toll Road.
As you drive up Pikes Peak, you’ll feel it get colder. You’ll also notice that the plants change. See if you can pick out four different life zones on the way to and from the summit. A life zone is a plant and animal community that exists at . . . Map (db m45929) HM
28Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Pike's Peak
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States. US Department of . . . Map (db m45816) HM
29Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
On Gateway Road, on the right when traveling east.
Welcome! Rock ledge Ranch Historic Site is a living history museum that allows visitors to experience the lives of the people who dwelled, worked, hunted, herded and raised families here from the 1700s to the early 20th century. This . . . Map (db m46002) HM
30Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
Near North 30th Street at Gateway Road.
1775-1835 American Indian Area Discover the history and culture of the American Indians who lived in the Central Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Visitors will have an opportunity to see an elk or buffalo hide tepee, a wide variety of . . . Map (db m135562) HM
31Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Take a Closer Look...Alpine/Subalpine Life Zone
On Pike's Peak Toll Road.
Alpine and subalpine tundra is the low-growing vegetation found in the “land above the trees.” At this high elevation, the climate is harsh with searing winds, intense sunlight and frigid temperatures that limit the growing season. In . . . Map (db m45927) HM
32Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Take a Closer Look...Foothills Life Zone
On Pike's Peak Toll Road.
The foothills of Colorado’s eastern slope form the dramatic meeting place of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. In this transition area between the prairie and the mountains, grasslands intermix with scrublands of mountain mahogany and scrub . . . Map (db m45925) HM
33Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Take a Closer Look...Montane Life Zone
On Pike's Peak Toll Road.
When artists and photographers portray Colorado’s mountainous beauty, they usually capture the classic views of evergreen forests, stands of quaking aspens, and meadows of brilliant wildflowers. The montane area above 8,000 feet contains just such . . . Map (db m45926) HM
34Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Test Your Bird I.Q.
On Pike's Peak Toll Road.
Watch and listen to see how many different birds you can discover on Pikes Peak. From the foothills to the summit, there are about 225 species. This variety is due to the number of habitats on the mountain. Can you match the birds to the habitat? . . . Map (db m45920) HM
35Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — The Amazing Balanced Rock
On Garden Drive, on the left when traveling north.
Around 300 million years ago, the Ancestral Rockies once stood here. Over time, the forces of wind and water eroded the magnificent peaks into swift streams full of sediments. These sediments were eventually pressed and cemented into solid rock. The . . . Map (db m45979) HM
36Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — The First Stake of the Fountain Colony
On Pikes Peak Avenue at South Cascade Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Pikes Peak Avenue.
The First Stake of the Fountain Colony was driven here July 31 1871 Rededicated NSDAR Zebulon Pike Chapter Kinnikinnik Chapter August 1, 1983 D.A.R. July 1, 1895Map (db m202572) HM
37Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — The Garden of the Gods
Near Garden Drive, on the right when traveling west.
Given to the City of Colorado Springs in 1909 by the children of Charles Elliott Perkins In fulfilment of his wish that it be kept forever free to the publicMap (db m135023) HM
38Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — The Making of America's Mountain
On Pike's Peak Toll Road.
The granite that make up Pikes Peak was once molten (or liquid) rock. It slowly cooled and hardened miles beneath the earth’s surface, giving the crystals time to grow. Over the last 500 million years several tectonic plates (the earth’s outer . . . Map (db m45921) HM
39Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — The United States Air Force Academy
On the southbound overlook (Interstate 25 at milepost 152), on the right when traveling south. Reported permanently removed.
Directly in front of you is the Academy which is dedicated to producing highly qualified and motivated officers for your U.S. Air Force. Its four year program combines Military and academic instruction and athletic competition. The airfield in the . . . Map (db m4884) HM
40Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Time Frozen In Stone — Garden of the Gods Park
Near Garden Drive.
This rock formation, called Sentinel Rock, is a geologic treasure. It is composed of two types of rock - a fine sandstone and a gravelly conglomerate. The various layers in this rock were deposited 275 million years ago. During that time, ancient . . . Map (db m135022) HM
41Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — United Flight 585 Memorial
On Drury Lane just south of Fontaine Boulevard, on the right when traveling south.
This memorial grove and sitting shelter is dedicated in fond memory of the passengers and air crew of United Airlines #585 which crashed on this site March 3, 1991. Bonnie Bachman · Dan Birkholz · Andy Bodnar · Mildred Ann Brown . . . Map (db m214957) HM
42Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — United States Air Force Academy
On Interstate 25 at milepost 152, on the right when traveling south.
Welcome to Colorado Springs History of Colorado Springs Founded as a resort town in 1871 by Civil War hero General William Jackson Palmer, the region has drawn visitors world-wide since its beginning. People traveled near and far to . . . Map (db m107277) HM
43Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Ute Pass
On Pike's Peak Highway, on the left when traveling south.
Passage from prairie to high plains If you had been standing on this spot for the last 10,000 years, you would have seen the history of Colorado progress below you. This ancient route through the Rocky Mountains is named for Colorado’s Ute . . . Map (db m45761) HM
44Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Van Briggle Pottery — Colorado College —
On Glen Avenue south of Uintah Street, on the left when traveling south.
The 1908 Van Briggle Pottery, situated on land given to the Pottery by General William J. Palmer, is a remarkable expression of the period and a showcase for the unique talents of the architect as well as the artists whose work it would house. . . . Map (db m201106) HM
45Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Welcome to America’s Mountain
On Pike's Peak Toll Road.
Take Your Time and Enjoy Your Trip: Allow at least two hours to make the 38-mile round-trip to the summit and back. Uphill traffic has the right-of-way at all times. Watch for maintenance equipment. Driving Up: If your engine begins to labor on . . . Map (db m45932) HM
46Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Welcome to Garden of the Gods Park
Near Juniper Way Loop, on the left when traveling west.
The Central Garden Trail is a moderate, one-mile round-trip loop. It is paved and wheelchair accessible. This trail will take you between the towering Gateway Rocks into the heart of Garden of the Gods Park. Along the way you will have the . . . Map (db m72936) HM
47Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Well-traveled Water
On Pikes Peak Toll Road.
Did you know that Colorado Springs is almost a desert? Deserts receive less than ten inches of rain per year. The average precipitation in Colorado Springs is only about 15 inches per year. That’s pretty dry compared to Boston’s annual 44 . . . Map (db m45919) HM
48Colorado, El Paso County, Colorado Springs — Zebulon Pike, Soldier-Explorer
On West Pikes Peak Avenue east of South Sierra Madre Street, on the right when traveling east.
The people of Colorado have placed here this granite rock in recognition of the notable career of Zebulon Montgomery Pike · Soldier-Explorer · and in commemoration of the One Hundredth anniversary of his historic expedition to the southwest . . . Map (db m201078) HM
49Colorado, El Paso County, Manitou Springs — 13 — Ute Pass
On Manitou Avenue (Business U.S. 24), on the right when traveling north.
This memorial is the Property of the State of Colorado Ute Pass Named from the old Ute Trail which led from South Park through Manitou to the Plains. Traversed by the Utes on hunting and war expeditions. Improved highway built . . . Map (db m32663) HM
50Colorado, El Paso County, Manitou Springs — Wheeler Town Clock
On Manitou Avenue near Otoe Place.
Jerome Wheeler donated this clock in 1889 for the opening of the Manitou Mineral Water Bottling Company. The clock, cast by the J. L. Mott Iron Works of Trenton, New Jersey, was also a fountain. Water flowed from stylized dolphin heads into . . . Map (db m55812) HM
51Colorado, El Paso County, Monument — Old Stone Fort
On Davidson Street south of Colorado Route 105.
This tablet is the property of the State of Colorado _____ Due south 610 feet is the Old Stone Fort built at the pioneer home of David McShane. Constructed as a defense against Arapaho and . . . Map (db m104869) HM
52Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — Airman and Winged Refuge
The Airman on the Meadow and Winged Refuge on the East Plaza, were donated by friends, non-graduate classmates, widows and families, and - in tribute to their indivisible brotherhood - every living graduate of the Class of . . . Map (db m162467) WM
53Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — Flying Tigers — China Air Task Force • Fourteenth Air Force — China WWII • 1942 - 1945 —
May remembered efforts to liberate the oppressed Give hope to those threatened by the yoke of tyranny.... In remembrance of those who so valiantly served that other be free.... May their sacrifices be an inspiration to all who cherish . . . Map (db m163411) WM
54Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — Fourth Fighter Squadron — Death Strikes Like Lightning From The Clouds — 52nd Fighter Group —
In Honor Of The Members Of The Fourth Fighter Squadron 52nd Fighter Group Spitfires · 1941 • Mustangs · 1945 Northern Ireland · England Algeria · Tunisia Sicily · Corsica · Italy 125 Aerial Victories 2 Distinguished Unit . . . Map (db m161775) WM
55Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — Winged Refuge and Airman
The Winged Refuge, and the Airman located on the Meadow, were donated by friends, non-graduate classmates, widows and families, and - in tribute to their indivisible brotherhood - every living graduate of the Class of . . . Map (db m162470) WM
56Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 1st Fighter Group — 27th Fighter Squadron • 71st Fighter Squadron • 94th Fighter Squadron — In Memoriam —
Dedicated to those who served and those who gave their lives in defense of our precious freedoms WORLD WAR II ENGAGEMENTS Air Combat Europe-Africa-Mediterrean Theater Air Offensive-Europe • Algeria-French Morocco Tunisia • Sicily • . . . Map (db m161885) WM
57Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 100th Bomb Group — Thorpe Abbotts England • Nov 1942 - Oct 1945 — 8th Air Force —
[Title is text]Map (db m170093) WM
58Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 10th Emergency Rescue Boat Squadron — 1942 - 1945
In memory of those brave and forgotten airmen of the 11th Air Force, whom God chose to place beyond our reach, and who lost their lives in the unforgiving waters of coastal Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, the North Pacific, Bering Sea and . . . Map (db m163235) WM
59Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 10th Fighter Commando Squadron — "Skoshi Tigers" — Bien Hoa, Vietnam • May 1966 - April 1967 —
In memory of those who served and those who gave the last full measure of devotion and did not return. Habemus Ad Dominum. Northrop F-5CMap (db m163086) WM
60Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 11th Fighter Squadron — "We'll Be There"
As long as I live, there'll never be another like the "We'll Be There" Squadron. We went through so much and were so ill prepared in everything but morale, but we had that. The hardships the men had to put up with and the manner which they . . . Map (db m163218) HM WM
61Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron — Flying Tigers — 23rd Fighter Group - 14th Air Force —
Flying Yankees WWII 1941-1945 Black Lightning China 1944-1945 Dedicated to those who sacrificed so much in the cause of freedomMap (db m163413) WM
62Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 11th Air Force — Remembering Warriors of the Forgotten Front — 1940 — 1945 —
The 11th Air Force became active in the North Pacific with the arrival of a B-10 aircraft at Elmendorf AFB in 1940. During World War II aerial combat extended from the American continent to Japan, a vast expanse of the worst flying weather in the . . . Map (db m163176) HM WM
63Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 11th Bombardment Group (H) — 26th Bomb Sq • 42nd Bomb Sq • 98th Bomb Sq • 50th/431st Bomb Sq — 1940 — 1945 —
• Pearl Harbor • Midway • Central Pacific • Guadalcanal • • Northern Solomons • Eastern Mandates • Western Pacific • • Ryukyus • China Offensive • Air Offensive Japan •Map (db m163655) WM
64Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 12th Bombardment Group (Medium) — 81st Sqdn • 82nd Sqdn • 83rd Sqdn • 434th Sqdn — C.B.I. • Desert Air Force • M.A.A.F. —
Dedicated to the memory of the officers and airmen, including assigned airmen of the Royal Canadian Air Force, who gave their lives while serving their countries as members of the 12th Bombardment Group (Med)., U. S. Army Air Forces. The group was . . . Map (db m169982) WM
65Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron — (12th Aero/Observation Squadron)
Activated June 3, 1917 - Kelly Fld, Tex. Deactivated Aug. 28, 1992 - Bergstrom AFB, Tex. Served with distinction and honor in: World War I • World War II • Korea Vietnam • Desert Storm In Dedication Dedication to all those men who . . . Map (db m163088) WM
66Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 13th Bomb Squadron — 3rd Bomb Group, 5th Air Force3 — WWII - 7 Dec 1941-2 Sep 1945 —
In honor of a very special group of young men who served their country so faithfully while enduring incredible hardships and dangers in New Guinea, the Philippines and Okinawa. Some lived and some died - all of them gave their best. They . . . Map (db m162860) WM
67Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 13th Bomb Squadron Association (Korea)
In honor and memory of those gallant members of the 13th Bomb Squadron; Light, Night Intruder, who performed their duties — and gave their lives in defense of freedom during the Korean War. 25 June 1950 to 27 July 1953 Iwakuni, . . . Map (db m163817) WM
68Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 15th Fighter Group • 21st Fighter Group — From Pearl Harbor to Tokyo — 7 December 1941 – 15 August 1945 —
15th Fighter Group • 21st Fighter Group Fighter Squadrons 45th, 47th, 78th • 46th, 72nd and 531st Dedicated to the brave air and ground crews who fought and died in combat against Japan. They fought hand to hand combat defending their . . . Map (db m160977) WM
69Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 16th Bombardment Group (VH) • 73rd Air Service Group — 315th Bomb Wing — 20th Air Force —
. . . Map (db m161125) WM
70Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 16th Fighter Squadron — 51st Fighter Group • 23rd Fighter Group — China Air Task Force • 14th U.S. Air Force —
Dedicated to the men of the 16th Fighter Squadron The Great Wall in the Air 1942 — 1945Map (db m163408) WM
71Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 17th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron — 13th Air Force
In memory of all those who served with the 17th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron Organized at Colorado Springs 1942 - 1945 Served in the Pacific Theater with the 13th Air Force This plaque is dedicated as an eternal tribute . . . Map (db m170430) WM
72Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 18th Fighter Group • 318th Fighter Group — From Pearl Harbor to Tokyo — 7 December 1941 – 15 August 1945 —
18th Fighter Group • 318th Fighter Group Fighter Squadrons 44th, 12th • 19th, 73rd and 333rd Dedicated to those who fought valiantly on the ground and in the air against Japan. They fought successfully against an enemy holding numerical . . . Map (db m160971) WM
73Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 18th Fighter Wing — Korea — 1950 - 1953 —
12th FBS • 67th FBS 39th FIS • 2nd Sq. SAAF To Our Fallen ComradesMap (db m163080) WM
74Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 18th Pursuit and Fighter Squadron — 1940 - 1945
In honor of all the men who served in our squadron during World War II Amchitka • Dutch Harbor • Kodiak Cold Bay • Adak • Anchorage • AttuMap (db m163236) WM
75Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 19th Bomb Group-Wing — Activated 24 June 1932
. . . Map (db m163814) WM
76Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 19th Bomb Group — Activated 24 June 1932 — "On Wings We Conquer" —
In commemoration of our valiant comrades who served, fought and died during the air wars against Japan in 1945 and Korea in 1950-53. May their deeds of valor never be forgotten Dedicated 19 July 1991Map (db m161025) WM
77Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 19th Troop Carrier Squadron — Southern Cross Airways
Pearl Harbor - WWII - Berlin Airlift In memory of those who died 1 Jan 1941 - 26 Aug 1948Map (db m163607) WM
78Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 1st Fighter Control Squadron
Initially torpedoed and almost destroyed this squadron rose from disaster to top performance of its control mission in the air war of the Pacific. Los Angeles • Brisbane • Finschhafen Hollandia • Wakde • Gusap • Leyte Mindoro • Lingayen . . . Map (db m162959) WM
79Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 2nd Bomb Wing Association — Libertatem Defendimus
[Title is text]Map (db m162171) WM
80Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 20th Air Force — 1944 • 1945 — B-29 • C.B.I. • Guam • Saipan • Tinian —
First to use air power to end a major war without an invasion of the enemy’s homeland Dedicated to all who served • The Headquarters Staff • • The Many Support Units • • The Combat Squadrons • • The Prisoners of War • • . . . Map (db m160970) WM
81Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 20th Fighter Group — 8th Air Force — Lest We Forget —
. . . Map (db m167073) WM
82Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 21st Bombardment Squadron (H) — WWII — 11th Air Force —
Alaska, Aleutians, Kuriles 1942 - 1943 In memory of those who servedMap (db m163217) WM
83Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 22nd Bomb Group (M & H) — Red Raiders • WWII — 5th Air Force —
2nd • 19th • 33rd • 408th • HQs [Squadrons] We Remember ThemMap (db m162961) WM
84Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 22nd Bomb Squadron — 341st Bomb Group (M) — China-Burma-India —
Dedicated to the Cause of Freedom The memory of those comrades who made the supreme sacrifice - those privileged to have served in the 22nd Bomb Squadron from 1942 to 1945Map (db m161686) WM
85Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 22d Bombardment Wing (SAC) — 15th Air Force
Dedicated To Those Who Served B-29, B-47, B-52, KC-97, KC-135 and all supporting units. We Led - We Lead Korea - VietnamMap (db m168036) WM
86Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 23rd Fighter Group — 74th Squadron • 75th Squadron • 76th Squadron — China Air Task Force • 14th U.S. Air Force —
Dedicated to the men of the 23rd Fighter Group Activated in combat July 4, 1942 in China Presidential Unit Citation 1942 — 1946Map (db m163380) WM
87Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 25th Bomb Group (Recon, Special) — 1944 - 1945 — 8th Air Force —
Dedicated to those who served in WW II with the 25th Bomb Group (Recon, Special) 652d Bomb Sq (Heavy, Wea. Recon) • 653d Bomb Sq (Light, Wea. Recon) 654th Bomb Sq (Recon Special) AAF Station 376 • Watton, England 3501 . . . Map (db m170450) WM
88Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 26th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron — 5th Air Force WWII
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89Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 27th Fighter Wing
Kearney AFB, Nebraska 1947 - 1949 Bergstrom AFB, Texas 1949 - 1958 In Their MemoryMap (db m162179) WM
90Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 27th Air Depot Group — 1942-1946 — 5th Air Force —
Dedicated to the men who served in the 27th Air Depot Group Duty Called - They Served Mobile, Ala. - Australia New Guinea - Japan Dedicated 08 October 1993Map (db m162957) WM
91Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 27th Air Transport Group — 8th Air Force • 9th Air Force
310, 311, 312, 325th - Ferrying Squadrons 86, 87, 320, 321st - Transport Squadrons 519th, 520th - Service Squadrons Dedicated in honored memory to those who served in the European Theatre 1942 . . . Map (db m163078) WM
92Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 27th Fighter Squadron — 1st Fighter Group
In Memory of those who have gone before us AEF 1917-18 "Spad" ETO 1942-45 "P-38"Map (db m162064) WM
93Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 27th Troop Carrier Squadron — China-Burma-India — 1942 - 1945 —
In memory of those who servedMap (db m161769) WM
94Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 29th Bomb Group (VH) — 314th Bomb Wing (VH) — 20th Air Force —
In memory of our comrades who served their country valiantly during B-29 combat operations in WWII from Guam, Mariana Islands. 6th Bomb Sq. • 43rd Bomb Sq • 52nd Bomb Sq. Activated April 1944 to May 1946 Distinguished Unit Citations . . . Map (db m161115) WM
95Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 29th Troop Carrier Squadron — 9th Air Force — 1942-1945 —
To honor the members of the 29th Troop Carrier Squadron who served their country during WWII Airborne Assault Sicily • Italy • Normandy Holland • GermanyMap (db m161697) WM
96Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 2nd Air Division — 8th Air Force
In memory of 6300 Airmen who gave their lives In honor of those who served European Air War 1942 to VE-Day 1945 Division Headquarters Bomber Groups 44 • 93 • 389 • 392 • 445 • 446 • 448 453 • 458 • 466 • 467 • 439 • 491 • . . . Map (db m168778) WM
97Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 2nd Air Service Squadron — 5th Air Force Veterans of the South Pacific — World War 2 —
"We went all the way - 1942-1946" Australia - New Guinea - Dutch East Indies Philippines - Okinawa - Japan During our long journey we have the satisfaction of knowing that "We gave it our best shot" Dedicated to the memory . . . Map (db m162844) WM
98Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 2nd Ferrying Group — 1942-1946 — Turning Final —
Dedicated in remembrance of all who served in the 2nd Ferry Group · Ferrying Division Air Transport Command. New Castle Army Air Base, Delaware. The group delivered aircraft all over the world and was the first to utilize women pilots, . . . Map (db m161751) WM
99Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 301st Bombardment Group (H) — In Memoriam — 8th Air Force • 12th Air Force • 15th Air Force —
32nd, 352nd, 353rd, 419th Combat Squadrons and Support Units To our brave and honored airmen who made the supreme sacrifice so that this nation would remain free 1942 • 1945 Activated 3 Feb. 1942, Geiger Field, Washington. Deployed to . . . Map (db m167476) WM
100Colorado, El Paso County, United States Air Force Academy — 303rd Bomb Group · H · B-17 — "We Never Stood Down" — 8th Air Force —
Flight Squadrons 358 • 359 • 360 • 427 and Support Units Launched 11,182 B-17s against the enemy Dist. Unit Citation • January 11, 1944 Germany and Continental Europe Aircraft Lost in Action • 165 Base of Operations with . . . Map (db m167137) WM

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