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Reference WMO236346

Address:

South West Path

Porlock Marsh

Porlock

n/a

England

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Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Obelisk
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Other
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A simple concrete obelisk monument erected by the members of the Porlock Branch of the British Legion with materials available at the time. The inscription is written with hand punched stamps into a copper sheet. There is also a description of the event using hand punched lettering on copper. Initially erected at SS 88148 47763, it was moved to its present site at SS 87934 47975 alongside the coastal path so more people can see it.
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P & DBB LEGION NOV 1945 / IN MEMORY / OF THESE ELEVEN BRAVE U.S.A. AIRMEN / WHO DIED HERE ON OCTOBER TWENTY / NINTH, NINETEEN FORTY-TWO : / (10 Names ) & / ONE UNKNOWN(Submitted by John C - Torquay )

(Names shown on the original small plaque ) L. C. RIESS / W. DUFFLEMAN : T.W. LEWIS : W.J. WILLIAMS / J. DIMUZO : E.R. PURDY : J.D.ODELL : C.G./ SORREL : S.D. WARDNEY : J.G. SIMPSON : & / ONE UNKNOWN LARGER PLAQUE: CAPTAIN WILLIAM J. WILLIAMS II – PILOT / FIRST LT. JOSEPH G. SIMPSON – NAVIGATOR / SECOND LT. THOMAS W. LEWIS / SECOND LT. CHARLES G. SORRELL , JR / TECH SGT. WALTER D. UFFLEMAN / STAFF SGT. JAMES DE MUZIO / SGT. STEPHEN PREKEL / STAFF SGT. STEPHEN V. DE MARONEY / STAFF SGT. EARL R. PURDY / ACT. SGT. J.J. ODEL ( Submitted by John C - Torquay)

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