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WW2 Airfield and Squadron memorials

Royal Air Force and USAAF Station memorials, where they exist, have been erected on, or close to the airfield, primarily to honour those who served and to perpetuate the memory of those who lost their life during the Second World War.
They differ in size, from large, striking memorials, sometimes with flagpoles completing the setting, often with depictions of aircraft, squadron badges and the basic layout of the airfield itself etched into the memorial, to minimalist, and even almost commercial, but nevertheless equally sincere in their remembrance and gratitude to those who served and to the sacrifices made in times of war.
In many instances, much of the Air Station will have been demolished in the intervening years, and returned to agriculture, or converted into an industrial or housing estate, eventually to fade from the landscape altogether, but hopefully will remain a little longer in the memory of those who encounter the memorials along the roads and pathways.
Most were operational from 1939, until just after end of the War in 1945. The bases were home to brave young men and women who served the allied forces flying fighters and bombers from the runways of the airfield, sometimes never to return.
by Adrian S Pye

Created: Sun, 1 Dec 2019, Updated: Wed, 10 Jun 2020

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TA1011 : RAF Kirmington Memorial by Adrian S Pye
TG2813 : Memorial to USAAF Rackheath by Adrian S Pye
TG2523 : A memorial plaque to R.A.F. Coltishall by Adrian S Pye
TL3445 : RAF / USAAF Bassingbourn Station Memorial by Adrian S Pye
TA3602 : RAF North Cotes Strike Wing memorial by Adrian S Pye
TM1881 : 351st squadron emblem plaque (explanation) by Adrian S Pye
TM1881 : Thorpe Abbotts control tower museum by Adrian S Pye
TL4579 : RAF Mepal memorial by Adrian S Pye
TL1785 : The Water Tower memorial by Adrian S Pye
TL7190 : Wellington Wall, mural in memory of 75 squadron and RAF Feltwell by Adrian S Pye
TL8964 : RAF / USAAF Rougham, 47th, 322nd & 94th BG (H), memorial by Adrian S Pye
TL6342 : RAF Castle Camps airfield memorial by Adrian S Pye
TG2812 : Dedication on the gatepost by Adrian S Pye
TL5634 : RAF / USAAF Debden Airfield Memorial by Adrian S Pye
TA0313 : RAF Elsham Wolds memorial by Adrian S Pye
SK9585 : RAF Ingham / Cammeringham Memorial by Adrian S Pye
TM0131 : RAF & USAAF Boxted memorial by Adrian S Pye
TL9190 : Memorial to the USAAF 359th Fighter Group reunion by Adrian S Pye
TF0473 : Plaque on the memorial stone at ex RAF Fiskerton airfield by Adrian S Pye
TA2803 : RAF Waltham memorials by Adrian S Pye
TL5441 : Memorial to USAAF Little Walden by Adrian S Pye
TM3197 : Tribute to the 448th Bomb Group (H) in Seething church by Adrian S Pye
TG1527 : Bench seat near the RAF Oulton memorial by Adrian S Pye
TL7394 : Methwold village sign and RAF Methwold memorial by Adrian S Pye
TM3186 : RAF / USAAF Bungay (Flixton) by Adrian S Pye

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