Experimental Scouting Force
On the left stone pillar of the vehicle gate. Plaque A bronze plaque commemorating the Experimental Scouting Force
THE SCOUTING FORCE
Based at Steeple Morden
24 May - 20 September 1944
Commanded by Colonel Budd J. Peaslee,
Volunteer 8th Air Force Bomber & Fighter Pilots
pioneered the scouting concept. They led the bomber
force through the weather, scouted the targets and
defended the bombers. They served as a prototype for
the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Scouting Forces.
Those who gave their lives in this cause include
John Bergerson, Robert T. Bennett, William S. Burtt,
Vincent G. Dressendorfer, Teleschor Lojewski,
Gerald C. Price and Charles Wright.
Presented by the Scouting Force Association