8th USAAF, 92nd Biombing Group Organ Restoration.

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Reference WMO262448

Address:

St Mary the Virgin Church

High Street

Podington, Bedfordshire

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Organ
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The church's Pipe organ was restored by the 92nd Bomb Group Memorial Association. An aircraft propellor stands on a concrete base below the pipe organ.
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IN THANKSGIVING / AND IN MEMORY OF / "FAMES FAVORED FEW" / THE 92ND / BOMBARDMENT GROUP / OF THE / UNITED STATES / 8TH AIR FORCE / 1943 to 1945 / IN THE CAUSE OF PEACE / AND FREEDOM THE GROUP / FLEW 308 MISSIONS 274 / FROM PODINGTON AIRFIELD / THIS ORGAN WAS RESTORED BY THE 92ND / BOMBARDMENT GROUP / MEMORIAL CORPORATION / IN THE HOPE THAT THE / VOICE OF THIS / INSTRUMENT WILL SPEAK / FOR THEM: THE LIVING / AND THE DEAD : TO THE / PEOPLE OF PODINGTON / EVERY TIME IT IS PLAYED / DEDICATED BY JOHN-LORD BISHOP / OF ST ALBANS / 18TH MAY 1985

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