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Notable and Artistic Monuments for RAF Crew

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    The Cheviots Memorial UK
    - a major training area that suffered an enormous number of losses in atrocious weather the area is famous for.

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    B-24 42-7605 lost 1943-12-31

    A memorial to the McKee crew near their crash site was unveiled on December 31, 1947 by the organization French Memory.
    Each anniversary since then, flowers have been laid at the memorial and at Mrs. Boudejeau's grave.

    In another tribute to the McKee crew and other Allied airmen who participated in that mission, a street in Montlieu-la Garde was renamed "Rue du 31 Décembre 1943."

    Website: http://www.b24.net/missions/MM123143.htm#01676
    Loss Record: http://lostaircraft.com/database.php?mode=viewentry&e=18265

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    Fred, A monumental effort on your part ! Thank you very much for all your work. These are very moving reminders of the great loses the RAF suffered in WW2 On my trips to the UK and Europe I always stop when I see one and wish I had photographed them . They certainly give one pause and serve as reminders of the lost of so many.

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    USAAF 8th Air Force, 392nd Bombardment Group, 577th Bombardment Squadron B-24 42-7485 Memorial

    On Jan. 4, 1994, a monument to the Waugh crew was placed in the All Saints Churchyard in Upper Sherringham East Anglia Norfolk.
    It says, "Remember before God with thanksgiving the gallant crew of B24H "Alfred" of the 392nd BG, USAAF which crashed near this spot on 4th January 1944 whilst returning badly damaged from a mission to Kiel.
    In gratitude also to those who aided the survivors in the common cause of freedom."
    The memorial then names the ten men in the crew with a notation "KIA" next to the five casualties, and concludes simply, "Lest we forget." as the caption.

    Loss Report: http://lostaircraft.com/database.php?mode=viewentry&e=30471

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