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Harrington Airfield, Northamptonshire.



The inscription reads----
"THE UNITED STATES 8TH AIR FORCE
801ST/492ND BOMBARDMENT GROUP  (H)
CARPETBAGGERS
FLEW CLANDESTINE NIGHT MISSIONS FROM THIS SECRET AIRFIELD
DURING WORLD WARTWO IN BLACK B-24 LIBERATOR BOMBERS
DROPPING MUNITIONS AND SUPPLIES TO UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE FIGHTERS


IN NAZI OCCUPIED EUROPE.
THEY PARACHUTED AND LANDED OSS AGENTS INTO BELGIUM, DENMARK,FRANCE, THE NETHERLANDS, NORWAY AND GERMANY
TO CARRY OUT ESPIONAGE ACTIVITIES AGAINST ENEMY FORCES.
THEY ALSO FLEW NIGHT BOMBING MISSIONS.
208 AMERICAN AIRCREWMEN GAVE THEIR LIVES FLYING FROM THIS AIRFIELD."


Reverse side of memorial..

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