578 Squadron Book of Remembrance

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Reference WMO253187

Address:

Selby Abbey

The Crescent

SELBY

YO8 4PU

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
Materials:
  • Glass Glass
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Paper Paper
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The memorial is a book fo remembrance to the air crew of 578 Squadron based at Burn who died during the short existence of the Squadron. It is kept in a speciall made case made from wood, glass and stainless steel. This case is on the ledge below the two niches containing memorials to individual members of the squadron, FO Barton Reference WMO253183 and WC Wilkerson Reference WMO138673. The pages of the book are turned regularly to show the pages with those who died in different incidents.
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On dedication plaque: In gratitude to all airmen and airwomen who served in 578 Squadron Royal Air Force based at Burn between January 1944 and March 1945 And in proud remembrance of the 219 members of aircrew named in this book, who were killed. May they rest in peace and rise in Glory.

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