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This photograph was taken in July 1987, The plaque was Dedicated 16-8-1979 by the 452nd Air Refueling Wing [ Reserve ]From RAF Mildenhall.
Within the vast area of what was Deopham Green airfield, there is a small, secluded, tree lined memorial to the 452nd BG of the US 8th Airforce.
Today there was a celebration of the 65th year of their departing Deopham Green ! A few of those who departed, at that time, came back today to celebrate that time in their lives, and to remember those who did not return !
I was so lucky to be invited, and below are just a few of the photos taken, but I find the photos cannot pass on the excitement of the conversations overheard and those in which I was involved.
452nd wreath laying.
The Vets Team and Friends.
Thank You Sir ! He has many stories ... but .... ?
And then someone produced a realy nice plan of the airfield from 1943.
And I overheard this nice guy showing someone where to mark the point where '8 section' carried out maintenance of B-17's on the plan.
Oh and .. 9 out of 10 .. for spelling ?
Lovely phtoos Keith, I find it amazing that the vets still make the journeys back to the UK. One chap at Horham I was talking to today and yesterday, Frank A Martin was a tail gunner with the 95th and it was the first time he had been back in 65 years.
Surperb photographs Keith' I was also in East Anglia at the weekend, the memorial dedication at Redlingfield and the open day at the Red Feather Club Horham. Over the last twenty years or so I've been to many of these reunions/dedications and totally agree with you regards the uncaptured conversations that should go with the photographs.
Moving on to today, Tue 18 05 10. A small meeting of the veterans and supporters at a farm within the airfield boundary, a display of items linked to the 452nd BG and the people involved !
Then a very emotional happening ..... This is crew chief George Keating, 90 years old on 13th May 2010, from Eugene, Oregon.
Who found this, unseen by him before, photo of himself (centre standing) as crew chief on "Grade A" 1944 / 5 at Deopham Green in an albumn in the display !
These moments ....... Priceless !
Great! The personal connection.
Deopham Green. Airfield Memorial.
This is at Attleborough Railway Station
Three of the plaque in the village hall, I have known about this plaque for a few years but the hall has never been open and there is no keyholder listed anywhere, I drove past with Stevie yesterday and it was open so we went and took a few photos!
10 February 2008
Where is this village hall, please?
Its in Hingham Village Hall.
Welcome to the forum too, I look forward to seeing a few more of your posts!
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