Earls Colne Airfield and Bomb Groups memorial

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Reference WMO/269015


Earls Colne Business Park

Coggeshall Rd

Earls Colne




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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Composite
  • Brick Brick
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A large memorial in red and grey brick with an aeroplane propeller as the focal point. Two flagpoles attached to the outer edges and a central brass plaque below the propeller.
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THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO / FOUGHT (AND IN MANY CASES DIED) FOR OUR / FREEDOM DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. / IN PARTICULAR THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO / SERVED HERE WITH THE FOLLOWING UNITS: / unit timespan aircraft type 94th BG USAAF MAY - JUNE 1943 B-17 FLYING FORTRESS 323rd BG USAAF JUNE 1943 - JULY 1944 B-26 MAURAUDER No. 38 GROUP RAF SEPT 1944 - APRIL 1946 ALBEMARLE & HALIFAX " Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few" ---Sir Winston Churchill acknowledging the debt owed to the allied airmen. (sic) erected by the Hobbs family 2006


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