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Notable and Artistic Monuments for RAF Crew

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    B-24 Liberator 42-50610 Memorial Flemish-Brabant - Leefdaal Belgium

    This monument is to honor the crew of a B-24 Liberator (42-50610) bomber of the USAAF, which crashed on 26 November 1944, on return from a mission to Germany.

    One crew member was killed. The monument was inaugurated on 20 May 2010 in the presence of the three crewmembers who are still alive and U.S. Ambassador Howard W. Gutman. It was founded by the association Leuven Centraal.

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    The monument "Freonen Foar Altyd" is a reminder of the crashes of the British Lancaster R5748 that crashed on 27-06-1942 (see other monument above)
    and the American B-24 Bomber, the Sack-time Sally, which crashed on 26-11-1943. (Netherlands, the - Friesland - Opeinde)

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    Darwin International Airport Plaque commemorates those who served in the B24 Liberator Squadrons in the South West Pacific area during World War two.

    The plaque is situated on a Remembrance Wall at the Museum.

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    Royal Air Force Coastal Command Memorial
    (Scotland - East Lothian - North Berwick)

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    RAF Coastal Command Memorial at St Eval.
    Memorial to 974 aircrew from various squadrons killed over the life of the station worldwide.

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    RAF Coastal Command Memorial Petevasili

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    RAF Coastal Command Memorial Oman

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    RAF Coastal Command Dallachy Memorial
    - 18 Group Coastal Command. 144 Sqn RAF, No. 404 Sqn RCA, No. 455 Sqn RAAF and 489Sqn RNZAF
    sank German shipping off Norway during the Second World War.

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    USAAF 351st Bombardment Group Memorial at RAF Polebrook, Northamptonshire.

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    RAF 331 Sqdn (Czeck) Coastal Command Memorial St Duthus Cem Tain Scotland

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    RAF 75th Squadron Royal New Zealand Air Force Short Stirling Bomber EF399 AA-O Monument.

    All seven crew members lost their lives 23-06-1943.
    Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Kenneth A. Burbridge
    Sergeant (Forward Gunner) Gibson Cameron
    Sergeant (Flight Engineer) George Lockey
    Flight Sergeant (Wire Operator) Donald E. Martin
    Flight Sergeant (Bomb. Commander) Andrew J. McEwin
    Sergeant (Tail Gunner) Kenneth F. Shaw
    Flight Sergeant (Navigator) Walter E. Wilcockson.

    Loss Record: http://lostaircraft.com/database.php?mode=viewentry&e=5249


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    RAF 12 Squadron Monument (Dear to my heart.)

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    Metal sculpture memorial to RAF's 158 Squadron - at Lissett

    To really appreciate it, come see it a dusk.

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    That 158 Squadron one is my favorite
     
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    2 b cont. Bed time...

    Thanks for this goes to Facebook's Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial



    "The Memorial at Royal Air Force Wickenby.

    Picture kindly supplied by Peter Jones."

    In Memory of the one thousand and eighty men of 12 & 625 Squadron who gave their lives on Operations from this airfield in the offensive against Germany.

    Wickenby Museum: http://www.wickenbymuseum.co.uk/

    http://www.626-squadron.co.uk/

    So, so sad that one of the NAME Squadrons of WW2 still, to this day, does not have a dedicated website. Not even a wiki page. :cry:
    - A person or team advocate for saving this history of this tremendous asset to the war. 12 Sqdn.

    !2 Squadron Operational Record Books (ORBs) - http://www.aujs06.dsl.pipex.com/12squadron/html/records.htm
    http://www.raf.mod.uk/history/bombercommandno12squadron.cfm
    http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/12_squadron.html

    My extended family lost many, many close personal friends in this squadron.

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