Grafton Underwood : 384th. U.S.A.F. Memorial Stone.

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Reference WMO216306

Address:

Geddington Rd,

(1/2 mile west of village),

Grafton Underwood, Kettering, Northants

NN14 3AA

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Stone of remembrance
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Roadside memorial stone and plinth is dedicated to 384th. Bombardment Group, United States of America 8th. Air Force. Plinth surmounted by stone of remembrance with inscriptions. In front of the memorial is a chain supported by four posts. Squadron crests & names are inscribed on plinth sides and posts. Motif of a B-17 bomber aircraft is beneath each inscription.
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Stone side 1 : THE 384TH BOMBARDMENT GROUP (H) - 8TH AIR FORCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FLEW FROM THIS AIRFIELD 1943 - 1945 Stone side 2 :THE FIRST AND LAST BOMBS DROPPED BY THE 8TH AIR FORCE WERE FROM AIRPLANES FLYING FROM GRAFTON UNDERWOOD. Plinth : 544TH 545TH 546TH 547TH

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