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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Test Valley
Town
Ampfield
County
Hampshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Salisbury Cathedral
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2 July 1998
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 July 1998
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
63412
Current location

Sited on a permissive footpath that runs through the wood and borders the churchyard. It faces the scene of the air accident.
Pathway running through wood that borders St Marks Church
Off A3090
Ampfield
Test Valley
Hampshire
SO51 9PA
England

OS Grid Ref: SU4071423551
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone of Remembrance, shaped as pillar, surmounted by by a star shaped plaque inscribed with the badge of the 9th Air Force, followed by a drawing of a P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft in USAAF markings, flying left to right with Dedicatory inscription of names on front facing metal plaque.
Inscription
On the Star plaque:This Memorial is dedicated to the memory of five American fighter pilots of the 50th Fighter Group-, Ninth Air Force, USAAF who lost their lives as a result of an aircraft accident that heppened in these woods on Sunday 2nd July 1944 at 12.10pm. The Cessna UC-78 Bobcat transport type of aircraft, serial no. 43-7528 was flying from Carentan, Normandy, France to Chilbolton airfield. Some of those on this aircraft were going on operational leave having participated in the invasion to liberate Europe on D-Day, 6th June 1944./ (Names)/ At the going down of the sun and in the morning/ We will Remember Them. (Exact line spacing unknown). Front plaque: (Names) Underneath the name is recorded the home town in which they were born, then the State and date of birth.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: rank,surname
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
RBL has been approached regarding maintenance.
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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