13th Combat Wing —- 3rd Air Division of the 8th Air ForceThis memorial is the configuration of the tail of a B-17 aircraft known as "The Flying Fortress." The 390th Bombardment Group (H) flew 301 combat missions out of England during World War II. In addition to its outstanding bombing record, the 390th was credited with shooting down in one day, 10 October 1943, 62 enemy fighters. This was the highest kill rate in a single day for any bomber or fighter group in the European Theater of Operations. In all the group was credited with destroying 377 enemy aircraft during the war. The 390th attacked enemy targets throughout Europe. Also, the 390th was selected to take part in every shuttle mission flown by the 8th Air Force, including attacks on targets on the Eastern Front, in the Balkans, in southern France, and at the Normandy beachhead.
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|Date Added||Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 747312 N 4407272|
|Decimal Degrees||39.77948333, -84.11220000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 46.769', W 84° 6.732'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 46' 46.14" N, 84° 6' 43.92" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Spaatz Cir, Riverside OH 45431, US|
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