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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Kettering
Town
Harrington
County
Northamptonshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37391
Current location

Roadside enclosure,
Lamport Road
(approx. 1 mile south of A14 roadbridge)
Harrington
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN6 9JL
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 77807 77686
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
The WW2 memorial is located just inside the Parish of Draughton on a stretch of road between Harrington & Lamport. It is sited on a taxi-way section of the former air base within a small fenced & gated area adjacent to the road. Angled plinth with inscription etched onto top & sides. 8th. Air Force badge in enamel and etched depiction of a B24 Liberator taking off, on front face of memorial. The whole memorial stands on a kerbed raised stone base.
Inscription
Front : THE UNITED STATES 8TH AIR FORCE/ 801ST/492ND BOMBARDMENT GROUPS/ CARPETBAGGERS/ FLEW CLANDESTINE NIGHT MISSIONS FROM THIS SECRET AIRFIELD/ DURING WORLD WAR TWO IN BLACK B-24 LIBERATOR BOMBERS/ DROPPING MUNITIONS AND SUPPLIES TO UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE FIGHTERS/ IN NAZI OCCUPIED EUROPE/ THEY PARACHUTED AND LANDED OSS AGENTS INTO BELGIUM, DENMARK/ FRANCE THE NETHERLANDS NORWAY AND GERMANY/ TO CARRY OUT ESPIONAGE ACTIVITIES AGAINST ENEMY FORCES/ THEY ALSO FLEW NIGHT BOMBING MISSIONS/ 208 AMERICAN AIRCREWMEN GAVE THEIR LIVES FLYING FROM THIS AIRFIELD/ 1944 1945 Side : 406th/858th SQUADRON/ 788th/859th SQUADRON/ 36th/856th/ SQUADRON/ 850th/857th SQUADRON Rear : UNITED STATES 8th AIR FORCE/ STATION 179 / AIR BASE SUPPORTING UNITS/ (Titles of supporting units)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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