Commonwealth & U.S. Forces Memorials


Memorials to Allied Forces,

US Army Air Corps.



U.S.ARMY AIR CORPS
CRASHED
ASTWELL CASTLE FARM
30.11.1943
RICHARD W PUGH        THOMAS D GLASPELL (?)
WILLIAM M HOLLAND jr CHARLES E SLAYTON
WILLIAM S MUNRO jr          DEAN LANDFEAR (?)
LEIGHTON D PATTERSON       HENRY P BRANNAN
BILLY B FREEMAN                  HARRY A SCOTT
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 315TH Troop Carrier 
Group. 


The upper panel reads---


SPANHOE  AIRFIELD
1944 - 1945
"THE SQUADRONS OF 315TH TROOP CARRIER
GROUP U.S.ARMY AIR FORCES
FLEW FROM THIS SITE
ON AIRBORNE MISSIONS TO
NORMANDY, ARNHEM AND THE RHINE
FOR THE LIBERATION OF WESTERN EUROPE
AND THE DEFENSE OF FREEDOM"

ERECTED BY THE W.W.II 315TH
TROOP CARRIER ASSOCIATION
1983.



U.S. Forces Memorial at Weymouth, Dorset.



U.S. Forces Memorial.
IN MEMORY OF AMERICAN SERVICEMEN 1939-45


Detail on U.S. Forces Memorial.

Inscription reads--
"American Rangers marching along the Esplanade prior to D-Day"
6 JUNE 1944
OMAHA BEACH, FRANCE.
SHOWING GOURAGE AND ENDURANCE BEYOND BELIEF.
3,000 DIED ON D-DAY WHILE FIGHTING TO SECURE THE BEACHHEAD AND STRATEGIC POINTE DU HOC SPEARHEADING THE INVASION OF NORMANDY.

AS THIS MILLENIUM CLOSES WE COMMIT THIS MEMORY TO HISTORY, JUNE 1999.



New Zealand Expeditionary Force WW1 memorial.
Weymouth, Dorset.



The inscription reads--

"THESE ANZAC TROOPS LATER MOVED FROM DORSET
 TO ACTION IN PALESTINE AND THE WESTERN FRONT."

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THE UNITED STATES 8TH AIR FORCE

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 WAR TWO 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."


Royal Canadian Air Force.

Memorial Plaque at Yardley Gobions, Northamptonshire.

The Plaque Reads---


"The Crew of Wellington LN181
of the
Royal Canadian  Air Force.
Crashed in Yardley Gobion on the night of 20th March 1844."

            F/O  C.R.FLOYD                       F/O  W.J.MOHRING
            P/O  R.F.CALMAN                   P/O  M.L.FULLERTON 
            P/O  R.N.MacGILLVARY         P/O D.L.JACOBS
            P/O  H.C.MILLEN                    Sgt  L.H. JOHNSON






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