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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: 13 January 1995
    Attended by: Mr Alvin J Stuart of Wildwood, Florida - Cousin of the Casualty
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
22928
Current location

At the Southern end of Albany Gardens
on the left as entering the park
Marine Parade East
Clacton On Sea
Tendring
Essex
CO15 6HN
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 18668 15296
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Grey marble tablet mounted on stone block base. White lettering. Further plaque at front of base. At entrance to the park.
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF / FLIGHT OFFICER RAYMOND E. KING / OF THE 436th FIGHTER SQUADRON, / 479th 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 UNVIELED (sic) BY THE / PILOTS COUSIN MR ALVIN J STUART / OF WILDWOOD, FLORIDA U.S.A. / 13th JANUARY 1995.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
King, Raymond F.
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Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, surname, date of death, service, place of death, forenames, manner of death, relationships, additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Black
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone blocks
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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