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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Babergh
Town
Lavenham
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
68696

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Current location

Inside
free standing in small chapel Eastern end and Northern side if nave.
St Peter and Paul Church
Bridge St Rd
Lavenham
Babergh
Suffolk
CO10 9SA
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 91291 49020
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Rectangular, horizontal bronze plaque. Raised frame and lettering. The top is decorated with the badge of the 487th Bomb Group along with a side view of a B24 Liberator and a B17 Flying Fortress.
Inscription
TO THE MEN OF THE 487TH BOMB GROUP (H)/LOST IN ACTION 1943-1945 487TH BOMB GROUP (H)/836TH SQUADRON/437TH SQUADRON/838TH SQUADRON/439TH SQUADRON U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE/8TH AIR FORCE/STATION 137/LAVENHAM SUFFOLK/ENGLAND/I REMEMBER YOU, MY YOUNG BROTHERS,/AS WE WERE, AS IT WAS,/THIS IS THE RESTING PLACE OF OUR MEMORY,/ AS IT ALWAYS WILL BE. 487TH CREW MEMBER, 1996/OCTOBER 1996.
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: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other

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