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Plaque 49th Fighter Group

From the Collection of B-24 Liberator Memorial Restoration Australia Inc Corner Farm Rd & Princes Highway Werribee Victoria

Description
Rectangular wooden plaque with blue enameled, silver printed plate attached
Size
20 x 20.5 cm
Object Registration
0128
Significance
Included in the collection of Bill Bakker ex RNEIAAF
Inscriptions & Markings
DEDICATED TO THE BRAVE MEN OF THE 49TH FIGHTER GROUP. DEPARTED MORRISON AFB, FLORIDA,4 JANUARY 1942.FIRST EXPEDITIONARY FORCE TO LEAVE THE U.S.AFTER THE DECLARATION OF WAR. LEADING GROUP IN THE PACIFIC THEATRE- 678 ENEMY PLANES SHOT DOWN MAJOR RICHARD I. BONG WITH 40 VICTORIES BECAME AMERICA'S "ACE OF ACES" DEDICATED JULY 20, 1985 1985 REUNION PRESENTED BY 49FTG ASSN.
Last updated
16 Jan 2018 at 12:19PM