Doesn't seem like nearly twenty years ago.
Official Souvenir Map cover:
Well you certainly placed it in the right place John. The image of an airman looking skywards [same as on the cover of the 50th anniversary souvenir map] was taken from a photograph of General Frederick W Castle former CO of the 94th BG. He was photographed chatting to one of his Pilots of the 487th BG just before he [Castle] was about to lead the Third Division on a raid in support of the ground battle in the Ardennes 24-12-1944. Sadly General Castle was killed during this, but not before holding the doomed aircraft steady long enough for most his crew to bale-out.
The approach to Rougham Industrial estate/airfield is named after General Castle, anyone going to the airshow there in 12 days time?
Bring your own parachute! Nice memorial though.
It looks a lot better now than it did in 1986 when I first saw it. Seems like it's well looked after which is good to know.
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