US 8th Air Force Scouting Force Goxhill


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Reference WMO215515

Address:

Horsegate Field Road

nr jct Ruards Lane

Goxhill, Lincs

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Plaque added in 1998 to USAAF Base 345 memorial - ref 215513
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IN HONOR OF/ THE FIGHTING SCOUTS/ OF THE 8TH AIR FORCE/ WHO TRAINED AT GOXHILL AIRFIELD 1944 - 1945/ THESE BOMBER AND FIGHTER PILOTS FORMED THE 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD/ SCOUTING FORCES. THEY LED THE BOMBERS TO EVERY TARGET FROM/ SEPTEMBER 1944 THROUGH APRIL 1945. THROUGH ALL WEATHER,/ SCOUTING ALL TARGETS AND OFTEN DEFENDING THE BOMBER STREAM./ IN MEMORY OF ROBERT BENNETT AND CHARLES HESS/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES AT GOXHILL/ PRESENTING (SIC) BY THE SCOUTING FORCE ASSOCIATION - 1998

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