This memorial had been sited on the Thurleigh to Keysoe road on the outskirts of the airfield for over sixty years and when it was vandalised it was decided to re-dedicate the memorial at this museum. A great choice in my opinion and the old boy who looks after it who is now in his seventies and who lives in nearby Keysoe has assured me that his two sons will carry on the good work when he can no longer keep it up. The old chap, who was a schoolboy during the war and who remembers the Yanks being there, is a walking encyclopaedia and it was good to hear his stories as to how some of the exhibits came to be at the museum.
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Immaculate....did you get a lump in your throat....Geoff..?
We did the Somme .. Ypres... Menin Gate and 'Puchevillers' British cemetery where we have a relative...and it was most moving.../.. Dave.
Okay doky....Geoff...........wink wink, nudge nudge......
I won't mention it to anyone.......
Just googled it and can see why it is so nicknamed!!!
There are four sculptures at this wall, sculpted by American Wheeler Williams, of representatives of U.S. servicemen. The names of 5,127 servicemen who have no known grave, including the famous bandleader Glenn Miller, who, it is believed, was lost over the North Sea, are listed here.
See previous photos. Chapel situated at the far end.
See previous photos.
See previous photos. Wall of the missing on the left.