79th Fighter Group

79th Fighter Group (HMHBP)

Location: Riverside, OH 45431 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 46.761', W 84° 6.813'

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P-40 and P47

Dedicated to those who served
and those who waited
October 1, 1988

85th Skullmen
86th Comanches
87th Skeeters

1942 - 1945
Egypt - Libya
Tunisia (Air)
Sicily (Air)
Naples - Foggia (Air)
Southern France
Northern Apennines
Po Valley

Awarded two Presidential Citations
March-August 1943 & 16-20 April 1945

[across base of pyramid]
Bedford · Alexandria · Benghazi · Tripoli · Malta
Sicily · Foggia · Naples · Anzio · Corsica
San Raphael · Valence · Lyon-Bron · Jesi · Linz, Austria

[plaque in front of memorial]
The pyramidal design of the 79th
Fighter Group Memorial symbolizes
the origin of its combat career in
Egypt, land of the Pyramids.

The Group utilized comparative
traits of strength, solidity and
durability to accumulate 37,006
combat sorties - while pursuing the
enemy through eight countries and
enduring five invasions. All was
accomplished by courageous men
who believed in their country,
mission and themselves.
Year Placed1988
Placed By79th Fighter Group Association
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 6:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 747196 N 4407253
Decimal Degrees39.77935000, -84.11355000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.761', W 84° 6.813'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 45.66" N, 84° 6' 48.78" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3610-3646 Spaatz Cir, Riverside OH 45431, US
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