Tribute to the 201st Squadron of the Mexican Expeditionary Force, a War Memorial

Tribute to the 201st Squadron of the Mexican Expeditionary Force, a War Memorial (HM1WIY)

Location: San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo Cozumel
Country: Mexico

N 20° 31.266', W 86° 56.582'

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Reconocimiento del Pueblo de Cozumel

A la heroica participación de la "Fuerza Aérea Expedicionaria Mexicana Escuadrón 201", también conocida como "Águilas Aztecas", en misiones de combate durante la II Guerra Mundial en defensa de la libertad del mundo y del honor de México. Combatieron en aviones caza P-47 "Thunderbolt" contra las Fuerzas Armadas Imperiales Japonesas, por la liberación de las Filipinas, encuadrados en el 58º Grupo de Caza, del 5º Comando de Caza de la V Fuerza Aérea Norteamericana, en el año de 1945. Retornaron a la patria el 18 de Noviembre del mismo año. Avión, North American T-28 "Trojan", de entrenamiento táctico empleado por el Escuadrón Aéreo 201 desde 1961 hasta 1980 en esta Isla de Cozumel, decorado con el emblema original utilizado en Las Filipinas: "Pancho Pistolas". English:
Cozumel's Community Recognition
For the heroic participation of the "Mexican Expeditionary Force 201st." Fighter Squadron also known as the "Aztec Eagles", in combat missions during the World War II in defense of the World Freedom and the Honor of Mexico.These men were battling in fighter planes P-47 "Thunderbolt" against Japanese Imperial Army Forces
for the Philippines liberation and were attached to the 58th American Fighter Group of the 5th Fighting Command of the V Air Force of North America in 1945. They returned to their homeland on November 18th of the same year. Airplane, North American T-28 "Trojan", was used for tactical training by the Squadron 201 from 1961-1980 on Cozumel Island, and was decorated with the original emblem used in the Philippine Islands: "Pancho Pistolas".

Perdieron la Vida: · Dead in Combat:Cap. 2/o. P. A. Pablo Luis Rivas Martínez · Tte. P. A. José Espinoza Fuentes · Tte. P. A. Héctor Galván · Sbtte. P. A. Mario López Portillo · Sbtte. P. A. Fausto Vega Santander.Cozumel, Quintana Roo, 18 de noviembre de 2007.
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HM NumberHM1WIY
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByFuerza Aérea Mexicana
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 505939 N 2269148
Decimal Degrees20.52110000, -86.94303333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 31.266', W 86° 56.582'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 31' 15.96" N, 86° 56' 34.92" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 770 Av. Rafael E. Melgar, San Miguel de Cozumel Quintana Roo , MX
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