487th Bomb Group Plaque
Affixed on the inside wall at the south-east side of the church below the The Flag of the US certificate plaque.
A rectangular, horizontal bronze plaque with raised borders and lettering, inscribed in English text. The top is decorated with the insignia of the 487th Bomb Group along with a side view of a B24 Liberator and a B17 Flying Fortress with “Square-P” as their tail code. The plaque commemorates the airmen of the 487th Bomb Group who were missing in the Second World War.
The 487th Bomb Group arrived at RAF Lavenham / Station 137 in April 1944. The group flew both the B-24 Liberator and the B-17 Flying Fortress as part of the Eighth Air Force's strategic bombing campaign and began combat in May 1944. The group tail code was a "Square-P" or "Box-P." The group returned to Drew AAF Florida during August–September 1945
Source of image: www.tracesofwar.com
Source of info: Claire Parfrey of flickr.com, en.wikipedia.org
TO THE MEN OF THE 487th BOMB GROUP (H)
LOST IN ACTION 1943 - - 1945
(-487th Bomb Group insignia-)
487TH BOMB GROUP (H)
U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE
8th AIR FORCE
I remember you, my young brothers,
as we were, as it was.
This is the resting place of our memory,
as it always will be.
487th CREW MEMBER, 1996
487th Bomber Group, Heavy
836th Bomber Squadron, 487th Bomber Group, Heavy
837th Bomber Squadron, 487th Bomber Group, Heavy
838th Bomber Squadron, 487th Bomber Group, Heavy
839th Bomber Squadron, 487th Bomber Group, Heavy
8th Air Force
US Army Air Corps
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