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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
Mid Suffolk
Town
Metfield
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57280
Current location

Metfield Airbase
Metfield
Mid Suffolk
Suffolk
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 311 789
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Brick monument with plaque in centre, and pillars either end. Picture of B-24 Liberator at centre of plaque and USAAF badge top centre.
Inscription
491st/ BOMBARDMENT/ GROUP (H)/ IN MEMORY OF THE/ MEN OF THE 491st/ BOMBARDMENT GROUP (H)/ METFIELD/ ENGLAND/ 1944
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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