Brigadier James Hill Alms OBE

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Reference WMO/279181


Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove

National Memorial Arboretum

Croxall Road



DE13 7AR


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other sculpture
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: This memorial seat depicts the D-Day landings of which Brigadier Hill was involved. It is set facing the Airborne Forces Gardens in the Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove.
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Brigadier James Hill Alms OBE Chevalier de Legion d'Honneur Croix de Guerre with Palms The American Legion of Merit The Polish Gold Cross of Merit. Brigadier Alms was a member of General Eisenhower's multi-national staff he was involved with the planning of "Operation Overlord" the D-Day Landings and was also assigned to coordinate and control all Resistance Activities in France, Belgium, Holland and Scandinavia. He died at the age of 39 on the 26th February 1947 when he was Director of Military Intelligence South East Asia Land Forces when his flight was lost between Singapore and Saigon.

Brigadier James Hill Alms OBE.

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