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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other structure
District
Suffolk Coastal
Town
Parham
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13 May 1981
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5544
Current location

FRAMLINGHAM/ PARHAM AIRFIELD. (MUSEUM IS FORMER CONTROL TOWER)
390th Bomb Group Memorial Museum
Parham
Suffolk Coastal
Suffolk
IP13 9AF
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 32721 60718
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Memorial Museum (Ex Airfield Control tower) with associated plaque and relief of Bomber below text
Inscription
THIS MEMORIAL/ HONOURS THOSE MEN OF THE/ 390TH BOMBARDMENT GROUP (H)/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES DURING THE PERIOD/ 1943 - 1945/ OPERATING FROM STATION 153 PARHAM/ SQUADRONS/ 568TH 569TH/ 570TH 571ST/ AND/ SUPPORTING UNITS/ 13TH COMBAT BOMBARDMENT WING/ USAAF/ MAY 1981 390TH BOMB GROUP / MEMORIAL AIR MUSEUM / THIS TOWER WAS RESTORED / IN MEMORY OF THE / 390TH BOMB GROUP (H) / AND ALL UNITED STATES / 8TH ARMY AIR FROCE UNITS / 1942-1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 500 mm, width 500 mm
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
History
August 1945: Framlingham Station 153 abandoned after WWII. Became neglected and windowless. 1976: Volunteer labour and private funding used to restore the Tower as a museum in tribute to the 390th BG. c2008: Control Tower had new roof installed and was repainted.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • Eighth Air Force Remembered by Fox, GEORGE H PP 49-50 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:ISO 1991 Westminster Bridge Road, London
  • Flypast July 2002
  • 390th Bomb Group Museum www.parhamairfieldmuseum.co.uk/390home.html

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