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Memorial details

Memorial type
Unidentified
District
Epping Forest
Town
Manwood Green
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
45745
Current location

Situated at the entrance to the industrial estate that occupies some of the base.
MATCHING GREEN AIRFIELD
Potash Lane
Manwood Green
Epping Forest
Essex
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 546 125
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A BRICK STRUCTURE
Inscription
(...) FLEW 6,00 SORTIES AND DROPPED 18 MILLION POUNDS OF HIGH EXPLOSIVES ON HITLER'S EUROPEAN FORTRESS, SUFFERING THE LOSS OF 197 AIRMEN KILLED, WOUNDED OR MISSING (...) AND IN APPRECIATION OF YOUR FRIENDSHIP, WITH THE HOPE THAT AMERICANS AND ENGLISHMEN WILL CONTINUE TO STAND TOGETHER IN THE GREAT TRIALS TO COME FOR FREE MEN (EXACT WORDING UNKNOWN)
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: Brick
Listing information
Condition
History
2001: BRICK SURROUND DAMAGED IN A ROAD ACCIDENT
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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