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airfields man
18-02-2009, 16:49
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e82/airfieldsman/window0136.jpg
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The Crunchy Nutter
01-03-2009, 21:29
Took a trip to the former RAF Andrews Field last week. Not realising there was another memorial in the village of Great Saling, we only visited the one at the main entrance.

It seems a shame to see it seemingly forgotten.

http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/5982/af1.jpg (http://img264.imageshack.us/my.php?image=af1.jpg)
http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/af1.jpg/1/w533.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img264/af1.jpg/1/)

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/2319/af2.jpg (http://img175.imageshack.us/my.php?image=af2.jpg)
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/af2.jpg/1/w800.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img175/af2.jpg/1/)

Does anyone know anything about the section of concrete next to it, just past the gates?

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/4182/brook1.jpg (http://img11.imageshack.us/my.php?image=brook1.jpg)
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/brook1.jpg/1/w800.png (http://g.imageshack.us/img11/brook1.jpg/1/)

It appears to read 'W Laruso, Brooklyn, New York, April 24 1944'.

Southend Spitfire
01-03-2009, 23:26
Nice photos.

I didnt know there were two memorials, ive not gone up there but would like to sometime soon.

Denis
01-03-2009, 23:34
I do know of this slab of concrete, but was always under the impression the date was 1943 and the name Mario Caruso for some reason. I tried a few years ago to trace the chap through a personal ad in the New York Times. I also phoned three different Caruso telephone numbers in Brooklyn to no avail.

The Crunchy Nutter
02-03-2009, 00:29
I do know of this slab of concrete, but was always under the impression the date was 1943 and the name Mario Caruso for some reason. I tried a few years ago to trace the chap through a personal ad in the New York Times. I also phoned three different Caruso telephone numbers in Brooklyn to no avail.

Sorry - typo - it is 1943.

Looking again at the photo I agree it does look more like Caruso. Initial appears to be either W or N.

The Crunchy Nutter
02-03-2009, 00:31
Nice photos.

I didnt know there were two memorials, ive not gone up there but would like to sometime soon.

Thanks. This is a link to a picture of the other one:
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/577242

airfields man
18-08-2009, 21:16
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The first two photographs were taken July 18th 1988. Second two August 16th 2009. The memorial hasn't changed but the surroundings have.

PETERTHEEATER
20-08-2009, 08:47
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Andrews Field..........with apologies to Rupert Brook.

kebecker
21-08-2009, 19:43
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Andrews Field..........with apologies to Rupert Brook.

or even John Macrea

Sorry couldnt resist it

PETERTHEEATER
22-08-2009, 12:17
Since he was a Major perhaps it would have been more apt.

airfields man
23-08-2009, 20:53
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e82/airfieldsman/window0002-150.jpg
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e82/airfieldsman/window0003-117.jpg
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Airfield gate memorial. Flying-Club, Bar/Club Murel display area.

airfields man
19-09-2009, 15:54
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airfields man
19-09-2009, 16:13
A few more that I've just got developed. A stretch of the original peri-track, two hangers that were erected after the war, came from another airfield but no-one was sure from where. Three more of the murel area. The B-26 Marauder shown is a painting of an original aircraft based at Andrewsfield, This particular Marauder called Mild and Bitter, DR-X 41-13189 was the first B-26 to fly 100 combat missions. Her contemporary Flak Bait flew 202 and survived the war only to get destroyed unceremoniously along with many others back in the US. The pilot of this aircraft has signed the memorial board shown, fourth column half way down.

Southend Spitfire
05-08-2010, 21:29
Took some photos of the Andrews Field (Great Saling) memorial
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n192/martinoheat69/AndrewsField/068.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n192/martinoheat69/AndrewsField/069.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n192/martinoheat69/AndrewsField/067-1.jpg

Southend Spitfire
24-05-2011, 22:33
Nothing too different from whats been posted before. Heres what ive taken today.

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n192/martinoheat69/AndrewsField/AirfieldsMemorials041.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n192/martinoheat69/AndrewsField/AirfieldsMemorials040.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n192/martinoheat69/AndrewsField/AirfieldsMemorials038.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n192/martinoheat69/AndrewsField/AirfieldsMemorials039.jpg