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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
Mid Suffolk
Town
Mendlesham
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 9 November 2014
    Attended by: Bishop of Richborough
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
75176
Current location

St Mary's Church
Church Road
Mendlesham
Mid Suffolk
Suffolk
IP14 5SF
England

OS Grid Ref: TM 10561 65807
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Wall with dedicatory tablet. Plaque depicts an airman leaning out of cockpit holding laurel wreath and the badge of 8th Air Force and 34th Bombardment Group.
Inscription
TO THE AMERICAN AIRMEN/ OF THE 34TH WHO, IN VALOUR/ GAVE THEIR LIVES TO THE VICTORY/ THAT MADE REAL THE CHALLENGE / FOR WORLD PEACE AND UNITY/ THE 34TH HEAVY BOMBARDMENT GROUP/ A UNIT OF THE UNITED STATES EIGHT AIR FORCE/ IN WORLD WAR II/ APRIL 1944 TO JUNE 1945/ MENDLESHAM AERODROME/ SUFFOLK
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
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick, Stone - Flint
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
Listing information
Condition
History
In January 2014 Mendlesham Parish Council started an appeal to relocate the former memorial (Ref. 4790) to land donated in the churchyard of St Mary’s Parish Church. A new design was commissioned and in November 2014 the new memorial was unveiled. It is constructed in brick and flint and the central plaque is carved in green slate, rather than bronze, to deter any future theft.
Costs

Site: Land was donated
Memorial: £27,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private,public
Responsibility
Mendlesham Parish Council
Reference

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