34th Bombardment Group USAAF


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Reference WMO257431

Address:

St Mary's Church

Church Road

Mendlesham

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Wall
Materials:
  • Brick Brick
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Wall with dedicatory tablet. Plaque depicts an airman leaning out of cockpit holding laurel wreath and the badge of 8th Air Force and 34th Bombardment Group. The memorial is a replica of one stolen from an external site a few miles away - see WMO reference 168358. New memorial unveiled 2014.
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TO THE AMERICAN AIRMEN/ OF THE 34TH WHO, IN VALOUR/ GAVE THEIR LIVES TO THE VICTORY/ THAT MADE REAL THE CHALLENGE / FOR WORLD PEACE AND UNITY/ THE 34TH HEAVY BOMBARDMENT GROUP/ A UNIT OF THE UNITED STATES EIGHT AIR FORCE/ IN WORLD WAR II/ APRIL 1944 TO JUNE 1945/ MENDLESHAM AERODROME/ SUFFOLK

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