Memorial details

District
Fylde
Town
Freckleton
County
Lancashire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War - civilians
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
73643

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Current location

Freckleton Memorial Park
Off Trinity Close
Freckleton
Fylde
Lancashire
PR4 1EE
England

OS Grid Ref: SD 42989 28942
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone: A memorial stone set a sheltered hedged area in a park. The memorial inscription is set on a bronze plaque attached to the stone. The plaque has the US national emblem top left, and the UK Arms in the top right. US Air Force in top centre, Main inscription below.
Inscription
THIS PLAYGROUND/ PRESENTED TO THE/ CHILDREN OF FRECKLETON/ BY THEIR/ AMERICAN NEIGHBORS/ OF BASE AIR DEPOT NO.2 USAAF/IN RECOGNITION/ AND REMEMBRANCE OF/ THEIR COMMON LOSS/ IN THE DISASTER OF/ AUGUST 23RD 1944
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: height 1500mm, width 900mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Freckleton Parish Council

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