TL8564 : USAAF War Memorial, Abbey Gardens

taken 4 years ago, near to Bury st Edmunds, Suffolk, Great Britain

USAAF War Memorial, Abbey Gardens
USAAF War Memorial, Abbey Gardens
This memorial is in the English Rose Garden, within Bury St Edmunds Abbey Gardens.

During World War II, Suffolk's flat fields were ideal for Airfields, and 19 were eventually built, used mostly by the USAAF. This influx of troops was so great that by 1944, 1 in every 7 people living in Suffolk was an American, one of whom was John T Appleby LinkExternal link who served in the US Army Air Force during the final months of World War II. Appleby's book "Suffolk Summer" was published in 1948. The author gave the copyright to the Borough Council of Bury St Edmunds with the condition that all royalties would be used to maintain the Old English Rose Garden in the Abbey Gardens as a permanent memorial to those American servicemen who gave their lives in the cause of freedom.

PRESENTED TO
THE PEOPLE OF
BURY ST EDMUNDS
A MEMORIAL
HONOURING THOSE MEN
OF THE
94TH
BOMBARDMENT GROUP
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
DURING
WORLD WAR II

4TH COMBAT
BOMBARDMENT WING
8TH AIR FORCE
ROUGHAM AIRFIELD
BURY ST EDMUNDS
1943 -1945

94TH
BOMBARDMENT GROUP
SQUADRONS
331ST 332ND
333RD 401ST
AND
SUPPORTING UNITS
US ARMY AIR FORCES
15 OCTOBER 1977
Bury St Edmunds Abbey Gardens
The Abbey Gardens, created within the walls of the former mediŠval monastery LinkExternal link , are a mixture of formal bedding displays, quiet corners and open spaces for relaxation. The park was first laid out as botanic gardens in 1831 and has been open to the public since 1912.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  People, Events 
Date (from Tags)
1943  1945  1977 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 85644 64135 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:14.6449N 0:43.0653E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8565 6413
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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