RAF and USAAF Memorials

With so many casualties occurring during the Second World War, there is now a wealth of memorials across the country. Those listed in the trails are included here with the relevant trail link. I have also given map references which should take you to the location. Further details of the memorials and their locations can be found on the Interactive Map found here.

Click on the trail number under each picture to go to the relevant trail.

Andrews Field (Station 485)
RAF Andrews Field (Station 485)
Trail 33
(TL 70198 24567)
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RAF Andrews Field (Station 485)
Trail 33
(TL 70139  25553)
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RAF Attlebridge (Station 120)
Trail 7
(TG 09739 14614)
RAF Memorial and Station Commanders house
RAF Bircham Newton
Trail 20
(TF 79223 34068)
Aug 2015 001
RAF Bodney (Station 141)
Trail 8
(TL 85138 98900)
RAF Bungay
RAF Bungay (Station 125)
Trail 14
(TL 18863 86817)
 Bury St Edmunds
RAF Bury St Edmunds (Rougham)
Trail 16
(TL 89220 64141)
RAF Castle Camps
RAF Castle Camps
Trail 45
(TL 63727 42942)
RAF Charterhall
RAF Charterhall
Trail 41
(NT 75484 46712)
Debach memorial
RAF Debach (Station 152)
Trail 39
(TM 23077 54042)
RAF Debden
RAF Debden
Trail 46
(TL 56506 34362)
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RAF Deenethorpe (Station 128)
Trail 6
(SP 95979 89562)
Aug 2015 004
RAF Deopham Green (Station 142)
Trail 27
(TM 02712 98800)
The new Docking memorial.
RAF Docking
Trail 20
(TF 77609 39129)
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RAF Downham Market
Trail 7
(TF 63137 034353)
 IMG_1388
Ely Cathedral Memorial Window
Trail 11
(TL 54124 80279)
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RAF Foulsham
Trail 22
(TG 03226 24983)
RAF Fowlmere
RAF Fowlmere
Trail 32
(TL 41457 44965)
Conington
RAF Glatton (Conington / Station 130)
Trail 6
(TL 18863 86817)
Glatton church memorial
RAF Glatton (Conington / Station 130) Church
Trail 6
(TL 18033 85930)
 Grafton memorial
RAF Grafton Underwood (Station 106)
Trail 6
(SP 91851 80850)
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RAF Grafton Underwood (Station 106)
Trail 6
(Church SP 92198 80227)
Gransden Lodge
RAF Gransden Lodge
Trail 31
(TL 27700 55507)
Gransden Lodge
RAF Gransden Lodge (St Bartholomew’s Church)
Trail 31
(TL 27092 55612)
Aug 2015 005
RAF Graveley
Trail 29
(TL 23955 64888)
Great Dunmow (1)
RAF Great Dunmow (Little Easton)
Trail 33
(TL59554 21411)
Little Easton Church Aug 2015 006
RAF Great Dunmow (Little Easton Church)
St. Mary the Virgin
Trail 33
(TL 60456 23508 )
to sort 412
RAF Hardwick (Station 104)
Trail 12
(TM 26215 90505)
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RAF Hawkinge (Airfield)
Trail 18
(TR 20842 39777)
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RAF Hawkinge (Cemetery)
Trail 18
(British and German Graves – TR 20977 40094)
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RAF Hethel (Station 114)
Trail 38
(TG 16247 00747)
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RAF Hethel 389th BG
(All Saints Church, Hethel)
Trail 38
(TG 17115 00385)
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RAF Hethel
(All Saints Church, Carleton Rode)
Trail 38
(TM 11496 92516)
May 2015 077
RAF Hunsdon
Trail 25
(TL 42814 14329)
RAF Kimbolton
RAF Kimbolton (Station 117)
Trail 6
(TL 10441 69475)
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RAF King’s Cliffe (Station 367)
Trail 6
(TL 02305 98112)
Glenn Miller Memorial RAF Kings Cliffe Dec 2014
RAF Kings Cliffe (Glenn Miller Memorial)
Trail 6
(TL 03857 97401)
various 008
RAF Langham
Trail 23
(TF 99561 41795)
A memorial built into the Museum wall.
RAF Lashenden (Headcorn)
Trail 18
(TQ 85188 42694)
various 004
RAF Little Snoring (Church)
Trail 22
(TF 95317 32565)
RAF Martlesham Heath
Trail Coming soon (Post 1 and Post 2)
(TM 24828 45011)
August 2015 017
RAF Matching (Station 166)
Trail 33
(TL 55871 11460)
RAF Matlaske
RAF Matlask
Trail 34
(TG 15073 34669)
RAF Mendlesham
RAF Mendlesham (Station 156)
Trail 15
(TL 18863 86817)
RAF Mepal (airfield site)
Trail 11
(TL 45222 79331)
The Mepal Village Sign
RAF Mepal (Village Sign)
Trail 11
(TL 44116 80917)
Memorial stone to 75 (NZ) Sqn.
RAF Mepal (Village Memorial)
Trail 11
(TL 44345 80823)
RAF Methwold
RAF Methwold
Trail 8
(TL 73661 94720)
RAF Milfield
RAF Milfield
coming soon
(NT 94023 33674)
IMG_0349
Mosquito Memorial – de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre
Trail 5
(TL 19523 02737)
RAF Narborough (Narborough Aerodrome)
Trail 7
(TF 74664 10512)
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RAF North Creake
Trail 23
(TF 90477 38138)
DSC_0056
RAF North Pickenham (Station 143)
Trail 9
(TF 86133 06651)
May 2015 005
RAF North Weald
Trail 25
(TL 49028 03797)
RAF Old Buckenham (Station 144)
Trail 13
(TM 07265 93128)
RAF Oulton
RAF Oulton
Trail 34
(TG 15337 27801)
A memorial looks over the remnants of the main runway.
RAF Polebrook (Station 110)
Trail 19
(TL 10007 86803)
May 2015 035
RAF Sawbridgeworth
Trail 25
(TL 47058 17165)
Scampton September 2015 (26)
RAF Scampton
Trail 30
(SK 96671 79107)
RAF Shipdham – Awaiting image.
RAF Shipdham (Station 115)
Trail 10
(TF 97921 07803 – approx)
Aug 2015 014
RAF Snetterton Heath (Station 138)
Trail 27
(TM 00836 89690)
DSC_0159
RAF Spanhoe Lodge (Station 493)
Trail 6
(SP 93625 96255)
Aug 2015 011
RAF Steeple Morden
Trail 32
(TL 30023 42447)
Aug 2015 029
RAF Steeple Morden (Litlington Church)
Trail 32
(TL 30988 42747)
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RAF Sutton Bridge
Trail 3
(TF 48256 20982)
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RAF Swannington
Trail 36
(TG 15120 20888)
Memorial dedicated to the 445th BG
RAF Tibenham (Station 124)
Trail 13
(TM 14868 89026)
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RAF Tuddenham
Trail 16
(TL 73698 71551)
DSC_0112
RAF Warboys
Trail 17
(TL 30302 79944)
DSC_0071
RAF Watton (Entrance) (Station 376 / 505)
Trail 9
(TF 93605 00784)
DSC_0069
RAF Watton (Entrance) (Station 376 / 505)
Trail 9
(TF 93563 00786)
DSC_0078
RAF Watton (RABBS) (Station 376 / 505)
Trail 9
(TF 93462 00183)
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RAF West Malling
Trail 4
(TQ 67433 55367)
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RAF West Raynham
Trail 21
(TF 84612 25123)
various 003
RAF West Raynham (Weasenham St. Peter)
Trail 22
(TF 87387 25272)
RAF Wendling
RAF Wendling (Station 118)
Trail 10
(TF 91367 14958)
RAF Witchford Memorial Looking South
RAF Witchford
Trail 11
(TL 51922 78925)
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RAF Woodhall Spa – (Dambusters Original)
Trail 1
(TF 19285 63052)
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RAF Woodhall Spa (617 Squadron New)
Trail 1
(TF 19285 63052)
Thorpe Camp memorial
RAF Woodhall Spa (Thorpe Camp)
Trail 1
(TF 21695 59728)
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RAF Woodhall Spa
Trail 1
(TF 21611 59674)
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6 thoughts on “RAF and USAAF Memorials

  1. The memorials erected at the various stations tell a story, but being related to specific units, they don’t truly tell the story of sacrifice, the losses.

    The magnitude of these losses, for me, is exemplified by the Roll of Honour (http://www.stpauls-roh.org.uk/cgi-local/asdsrch.pl#images) in the American Memorial Chapel at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. “The great American cemetery at Cambridge, like the American cemetery at Brockwood of the earlier war, marks the last resting place of many who gave their lives, but the majority of the dead, particularly among those who fought in air battles over Europe, have no known grave.” http://www.stpaulsusa.org/Pages/AmericanConnection.aspx.

    They do there, in the Roll of Honour in the American Memorial Chapel at St. Paul’s. Every American visiting London should visit St. Paul’s and pay homage to these brave men..

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    • My sentiments exactly. Most individual memorials do tell the story of an individual airfield, but they do not give an overall picture of the huge losses suffered throughout the Second World War. Places like Saint Pauls Cathedral, and Madingley Cemetery at Cambridge, give a much better picture of those losses, particularly the missing in action wall at Madingley. Standing by the wall, as I was recently, and the huge list of names that seems endless, really brings home the extent and loss that these people suffered. Thanks for the links you sent, I will take a look and perhaps a visit to Saint Pauls is in order, sooner rather than later. Thanks for coming by as always.

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