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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Barksdale AFB, Louisiana

Clickable Map of Bossier Parish, Louisiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bossier Parish, LA (40) Bienville Parish, LA (8) Caddo Parish, LA (166) Red River Parish, LA (2) Webster Parish, LA (8) Lafayette County, AR (5) Miller County, AR (5)  BossierParish(40) Bossier Parish (40)  BienvilleParish(8) Bienville Parish (8)  CaddoParish(166) Caddo Parish (166)  RedRiverParish(2) Red River Parish (2)  WebsterParish(8) Webster Parish (8)  LafayetteCountyArkansas(5) Lafayette County (5)  MillerCounty(5) Miller County (5)
Benton is the parish seat for Bossier Parish
Barksdale AFB is in Bossier Parish
      Bossier Parish (40)  
      Bienville Parish (8)  
      Caddo Parish (166)  
      Red River Parish (2)  
      Webster Parish (8)  
      Lafayette County, Arkansas (5)  
      Miller County, Arkansas (5)  
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1 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
2 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Barksdale AFB — 1999 Omar N. Bradley Spirit of Independence Award
. . . Map (db m109806) WM
3 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Barksdale AFB — 344th Bomb Group (M) AAF
1942 - 1945 England - France Belgium - Germany Dedicated to the memory of the young men that trained at Barksdale and went on to serve with the 344th Bomb Group (M) in World War II. The 344th Bomb Group led the Ninth Air Force into . . . Map (db m109811) WM
4 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
5 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Barksdale AFB — 486th Bombardment Group (H)
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 freedom . . . Map (db m109808) WM
6 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
7 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Barksdale AFB — General Ira C. EakerAviation 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
8 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Barksdale AFB — General Joseph J. NazzaroAir 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
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9 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Barksdale AFB — Major General Lewis Elton LyleUnited 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
10 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Barksdale AFB — SR-71 Memorial Dedication8th 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
11 Louisiana, Bossier Parish, Barksdale AFB — The B-24 Flying EightballsDedicated to the 44th Bomb Group (H)
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
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Dec. 2, 2023