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Memorial details

Memorial type
Animal figure
District
City Of Westminster
Town
Mayfair
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR TIM KEMPSTER
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1986
    Attended by: Prime Minister of Great Britain
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
39828
Current location

Grosvenor Square
Mayfair
City Of Westminster
Greater London
W1K 2HR
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 28394 80749
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Obelisk with tapering top surmounted by American bald eagle Squadron crests and mottos engraved on each face
Inscription
(NORTH FACE) EAGLE SQUADRONS/ THIS MEMORIAL IS TO THE/ MEMORY OF THE 244 AMERICAN/ AND 16 BRITISH FIGHTER PILOTS/ AND OTHER PERSONNEL WHO/ SERVED IN THE THREE ROYAL/ AIR FORCE EAGLE SQUADRONS/ PRIOR TO THE PARTICIPATION OF/ THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/ IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ THEY SERVED WITH VALOR/ FOUNDED BY CHARLES F. SWEENY/ JUNE 1940/ ERECTED THROUGH THE GENEROSITY/ OF THE/ HEARST COPORATION OF AMERICA/ IN THE NAME OF/ WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST/ PUBLISHER (WEST FACE) 71 SQUADRON/ (NAMES) (SOUTH FACE) 121 SQUADRON/ (NAMES) (EAST FACE) 133 SQUADRON/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 289
    Served and returned: 218
    Died: 71
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename,decorations
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 4600mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 2600mm
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Eagle Squadron Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • 131WW2
  • The Times 20 Mar. 1993
  • FOR YOUR TOMORROW: BRITISH SECOND WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 93 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1995 YORK

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