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Memorial details

Memorial type
Trophy / Relic
District
Braintree
Town
Earls Colne
County
Essex
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: August 2007
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
56162
Description
A propellor from a B-17 Flying Fortress mounted on a decorative panel of blue and red brick. Below it is a dedictory metal plaque with the inscription in black lettering. Four small metal plaques with supporting information are placed either side of it. Two flagpoles with the Union Flag and the Flag of the USA are mounted onto the ends of the wall.
Inscription
THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO/ FOUGHT (AND IN MANY CASES DIED) FOR OUR/ FREEDOM DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR./ IN PARTICULAR THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO/ SERVED HERE WITH THE FOLLOWING UNITS: UNIT TIMESPAN AIRCRAFT TYPE/ 94TH BG USAAF MAY-JUNE 1943 B-17 FLYING FORTRESS/ 323RD BG USAAF JUNE 1943-JULY 1944 B-26 MARAUDER/ no. 38 GROUP RAF SEPT 1944-APRIL 1946 ALBEMARLE & HALIFAX/ "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"/ --- SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL ACKNOWLEDGING THE DEBT OWED TO ALLIED AIRMEN
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
  • Relic
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Flagpole
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: Sponsored by Mr Eric Hobbs

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • Braintree Witham and Dunmow Times 15 August 2007 Report on unveiling and background details.

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