2nd Scouting Force (8th Air Force)


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Reference WMO269862

Address:

Steeple Morden Airfield

Litlington Road

Steeple Morden

SG8 0QL

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
About the memorial: A metal plaque mounted on the wall pillar to the right of the memorial gates. The insignia of the 8th Air Force and the 2nd Scouting Force, and the silhouette of a P51 Mustang fighter seen from the front, are depicted on the plaque.
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N HONOR OF/ THE 2ND SCOUTING FORCE/ FLIGHT OPERATIONS AND GROUND PERSONNEL/ WHO SERVED AT STEEPLE MORDEN/ WITH THE 355TH FIGHTER GROUP/ YF OS WR/ VOLUNTEER BOMBER AND FIGHTER PILOTS OF THE 2SF/ FLEW HUNDREDS OF WEATHER SCOUTING SORTIES,/ FROM 26 SEPTEMBER 1944 THROUGH 25 APRIL 1945./ LED BY LT. COL. JOHN A. BROOKS III/ THE SCOUTS MAD A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION/ TO THE SUCCESS OF THE 8AF HEAVY BOMBING CAMPAIGN. IN MEMORY OF/ THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR PRECIOUS LIVES/ (4 Names)/ PRESENTED BY THE SCOUTING FORCE ASSOCIATION/ IN THE YEAR 2000

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