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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Tendring
Town
Clacton On Sea
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13th January 1995
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22928
Current location

The Esplanade
Clacton On Sea
Tendring
Essex
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 180 150
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
BLACK MARBLE TABLET MOUNTED ON BRICK BASE. WHITE LETTERING. FURTHER PLAQUE AT FRONT OF BASE,
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/ FLIGHT OFFICER RAYMOND E. KING/ OF THE 479TH FIGHTER GROUP U.S. 8TH AIR FORCE/ WHOSE AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO THE SEA/ NEAR THIS SPOT ON 13TH JANUARY 1945/ AFTER DEVELOPING ENGINE TROUBLE./ F/O KING WAS RETURNING TO BASE/ AFTER A COMBAT MISSION AND NEVER/ SURVIVED HIS ORDEAL IN THE/ BITTERLY COLD SEA./ THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY THE/ PILOT'S COUSIN MR. ALVIN J. STUART/ OF WILDWOOD, FLORIDA U.S.A./ 13TH JANUARY 1995
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,relationships
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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