B-24 42-95238 Plaque
On the south side of the churchyard and on the right-hand side next to the stone monument war memorial.
A square metal plaque on top of a stone base that is set on the ground. The plaque is inscribed in English in yellow lettering. A medical symbol is printed on the top of the plaque while the 8th Air Force insignia is on the bottom. The plaque commemorates the crew of the B-24 #42-95238 who died in a crash at the grounds of St. Mary’s Hospital during a training mission in August 1944.
IN MEMORY OF THE TEN GALLANT AMERICAN
AIRMEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES WHEN THEIR PLANE
CRASHED ON 18TH AUGUST 1944 IN THE GROUNDS OF
ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL, BURGHILL.
2NDLT CHESTER CHERRINGTON JR, AGED 23
2NDLT ROBERT M. PRESTON, AGED 21
2NDLT CRESSY L. KINGERY, AGED 20
2NDLT DONALD A. WILSON, AGED 23
CPL MAURICE E. RUSHING, AGED 21
CPL CLARENCE A. SPECHT, AGED 20
CPL DALE M. PATTERSON, AGED 25
CPL ROBERT P. WAITE, AGED 20
CPL DOUGLAS RESEIGH, AGED 20
CPL IRWIN FRIEDER, AGED 23
THEY SHALL GROW NOT OLD, AS WE THAT ARE LEFT GROW OLD:
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM, NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN.
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING,
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
406TH BMB. SQ.
406th Bomber Squadron, 801st Bomb Group
801st Bomber Group
8th Air Force
US Army Air Corps
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