Brockhall : O.S.S. Operations 1944/45, Memorial Plaque.


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Reference WMO217543

Address:

St. Peter & St. Paul's Church,

(centre of village),

Brockhall, Northampton

NN7 4JY

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: United States of America, Office of Strategic Services Operations memorial plaque is located in the Church. Wall mounted rectangular incised brass plaque mounted onto a wooden backboard. Inscription lettering infilled with black paint. Coloured flags of U.S.A. - U.K. - France & Norway depicted at top of plaque. Special Forces badge placed in centre. (Dedicated, 28th June 1998 Attended by: Archdeacon of Northampton).
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THE HOUSE AND GROUNDS OF BROCK HALL WERE USED IN 1944-5 BY THE UNITED STATES OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES FOR TRAINING PERSONNEL TO BE PARACHUTED BEHIND ENEMY LINES THIS PLAQUE IS DEDICATED TO THE MANY SERVICEMEN OF THE OSS NORSO GROUP AND THE AIRMEN OF THE 801ST/192ND GROUP AT HARRINGTON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES DURING THESE OPERATIONS IN WWII

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