The Airman

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Reference WMO265318

Address:

Highclere Castle

Highclere Park

Highclere

Newbury

RG20 9RN

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Serviceman/woman sculpture
Materials:
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Sculpture of An Airman figure carved out of a tree trunk, surrounded by 3 benches carved out of wood designed to look like aircraft wings and 3 plaques detailing aircraft and airmen that were lost in the grounds of Highclere
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The Airman / Sculpture created by / Simon O'Rourke / 2018 Plaque 1 Mosquito (LR2690) / 613 Squadron RAF / 11th December 1943 / F/O Geoffrey A Rolph RAF / Sgt John V Newton RAFVR / Mosquito (LR HJ763) / 107 Squadron RAF / 17th March 1944 / FLt David M Campbell RAFVR / FLt Kevin S Dodrill DFC RAFVR / P-38 Lightning (42-282274) / 402d Fighter Squadron / 15th May 1944 / Lt Thomas D Stewart USAF / Lt William E Evers USAF / Lest We Forget Plaque 2 Lysander / 775 Naval Air Squadron / HMS Kestrel / 8th February 1942 / Lt Tom Consitt RNVR / Air Fitter Albert H G Clarke RN / Percival proctor 2A (BV536) / 756 Naval Air Squadron / HMS Kestrel / 6th November 1942m / S/Lt Thomas W Finlayson RNVR / Whitworth Whitley V / 296 Squadron / 8th December 1942 / FO Robert L Ewert RNZAF / FO Geoffrey O'Connell RAFVR / Sgt Egbert J Waterman RAFVR / F Sgt John E Westfield RAFV) / Lest We Forget Plaque 3 B-17 Flying Fortress / (44-84336 JW-H) / "Fort Worth Jail House" / 326BS/92 BG / 5th May 1945 / 1st Lt Reginald L Hammond USAF / 1st Lt Robert L Sprout USAF / T Sgt Jacob Buikema USAF / S Sgt Daniel Minkon USAF / 2nd Lt John F Duffy USAF / 2nd Lt William J Dutton USAF / Survived: Lt Leonard Nitti USAF (died 2018)

F/O Geoffrey A Rolph RAF; Sgt John V Newton RAFVR; F/Lt David M Campbell RAFVR; F/Lt Kevin S Dodrill DFC RAFVR; Lt Thomas D Stewart USAF; Lt William E Evers USAF; Lt Tom Consitt RNVR; Air Fitter Albert H G Clarke RN; S/Lt Thomas W Finlayson RNVR; F/O Robert L Ewert RNZAF; F/O Geoffrey O'Connell RAFVR; Sgt Egbert J Waterman RAFVR; F/Sgt John E Westfield RAFVR; 1st Lt Reginald L Hammond USAF; 1st Lt Robert L Sprout USAF; T Sgt Jacob Buikema USAF; S Sgt Daniel Minkon USAF; 2nd Lt John F Duffy USAF; 2nd Lt William J Dutton USAF; Lt Leonard Nitti USAF

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