339th Fighter Group 8th USAAF

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Reference WMO/268892

Address:

Fowlmere Airfield

London Road

Foulmere

SG8 7SH

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Stone of remembrance
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Rectangular metal plaque mounted onto an upright stone backboard. Inscription in relief. Outline of the perimeter track is depicted on the plaque with part of the inscription within it. Side profile of a Mustang is depicted at the bottom centre of the plaque. Erected 1986.
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THE 339TH FTR. GRP. 8TH A.F./ FROM APRIL 1944 UNTIL OCTOBER 1945/ FLEW OFF THE GRASS OF MANOR FARM TO JOIN OUR ALLIES IN VICTORY/ OVER HITLER'S FORCES IN EUROPE. TO THE AMERICAN MEN AND WOMEN/ OF THIS UNIT THE VILLAGE OF FOWLMERE GAVE THE HOSPITALITY AND/ SUPPORT THAT MADE OF THOSE TRYING TIMES A FOND/ MEMORY. HERE WAS OUR HAVEN IN THAT WAR./ THIS PLAQUE IS DEDICATED TO ALL WHO/ SERVED IN THE 339TH FIGHTER GROUP/ AND ITS SUPPORTIVE UNITS AND TO THEIR/ TIRELESS PROVIDING OF THE MUSTANG/ SORTIES LAUNCHED FROM HERE IN THE/ ALLIED CAUSE OF FREEDOM. GOD/ BLESS ALL WHO KNEW THOSE TIMES/ AND THIS PLACE./ 339 FTR. GRP. ASSN 1985/ STATION/ F378

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