RAF Ridgewell bomb-loading accident memorial

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Reference WMO205413

Address:

Ashen Road

Ovington

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Other monument
Materials:
  • Brick Brick
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: This memorial commemorates those who lost their lives in a bomb loading accident on 23 June 1943.It was constructed in October 2014 and is located close to the site of the explosion, next to RAF Ridgewell's former perimeter track at Ovington.
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U.S. ARMY AIR FORCES381ST BOMBARDMENT GROUP (HEAVY) 533RD BOMBARDMENT SQUADRON 432ND AIR SERVICE GROUP IN MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES NEAR THIS PLACE ON THE 23RD JUNE 1943 SERVING IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM WE STAND ON HALLOWED GROUND MADE SACRED BY THE DEEDS OF NOBLE AND BRAVE MEN WE COME HERE NOT TO FORGET BUT TO REMEMBER

S. SGT. Elwood R. Harris VA, T. SGT. Ervin Bohlander SD, SGT. Henry Bongiorno PA, SGT. Denis L. Collins VA, CPL. Guy McDuffee TN, CPL. James H. King VA, CPL. George Fiamma NY, 2ND LT. Paul E. Tull IN, ST. SGT. James J. Lintgen MN, T. SGT. Charles H. Wilton WA, SGT. Joseph L. Neel GA, SGT. Louis Smulowitz PA, CPL. Milton J. Foerstel MO, CPL. Elmer F. Madden RI, CPL. Charles A. Feeley RI, PFC Robert M Ashcraft WV, CIVILIAN John P Hunwick, S. SGT. Michael J. Egan NY, SGT. Joseph J. Kristapavich MA, SGT. Christian Langolf MI, CPL. Melvin L. Jerkins FL, CPL. Joseph F. Sproha Jr NJ, CPL. James A. Main WV, CPL. Roger H. Allen CT

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