The memorial still stands and is located outside the station headquarters. It can therefore only be viewed by prior appointment. The map reference is SK913151. The inscription reads "May the memory of the comradeship sown in the skies of Europe forever be as green as the fields of Cottesmore. Presented by the USAAF Troop Carrier Units based at Cottesmore 1944-45".
The earliest post-World War Two memorial is normally credited as being at Wendling where the USAAF dedicated a memorial on 2nd September 1945. However there is the Liberator crash memorial at Freckleton near Warton which was dedicated on 21st August 1945. Does anybody know of any earlier ones?