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    Does anyone know the location of the plaque on Liberty Way (A6 Bypass) at Rushden shown in this link:
    http://www.rushden.org/airman8.html

    Many thanks

    Richard

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    I don't know for sure but had a look on the google streetview and it might be in the lay-by but theres a white van in the way, looks like something is there though. http://g.co/maps/3hqwd

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    It's between the first and second roundabouts coming from the Bedford direction, in a lay-by as suggested. Note that the lay-by's on the 'wrong' side of the road and so is better approached from the north.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southend Spitfire View Post
    but theres a white van in the way, looks like something is there though. http://g.co/maps/3hqwd
    White vans are always in the way ! ...I know, I drive one !! At least the one in question has a poppy fixed to the grill. Sadly I don't get up that area anymore, but a mate from the Aircrew society does...I'll ask him to take a look.

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    Thanks chaps, I did see the plaque on streetview and thought it may be the one but wasn't sure. I was hoping to have passed by over the weekend but I ended up going a different route!

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    No photo but the memorial is still there. It is in the layby heading North to South just before the last roundabout on the bypass before the golf driving range. Amazed it has been there since 2005 and not vandalised. Only damage some water ingress at the edges. It depicts two side profiles of a 92BG B-17G and a 305BG B-17G courtesy of the late Roger Freeman and the bypass called "Liberty Way" in memory of the Americans who died flying from Podington and Chelveston.

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    Finally got to visit the memorial plaque on Friday 13 July:


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    1,600 lives lost from those two bases alone. Gets you thinking .............................

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    A few that I took today.

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