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Well preserved, important memorial

Easy to find on the main road. G Underwood was the first bomber base in UK to take the Eighth Air... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Michael T
Oundle, United Kingdom
A beautiful memorial to the USAAF B17 Fortress bomber group stationed here in WW2

Yhis elegant memorial is beautifully maintained in memory of those who served here in WW2. From... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Kings Cliffe, Peterborough, Uk
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Geddington Road , Grafton Underwood, Kettering NN16 8SL, England
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Easy to find on the main road. G Underwood was the first bomber base in UK to take the Eighth Air Force ( 1942). This memorial is dedicated to the second wave to occupy the base (384th BG) from 43-45 and, movingly, to the 1500...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Michael T
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Yhis elegant memorial is beautifully maintained in memory of those who served here in WW2. From this airfield and two others in the district the first American heavy bomber raid on occupied Europe took place. Now the airfield has gone except for narrow concrete road...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Skybolt
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Easy to access little known memorial but the same sentiment as at other larger sites. Glad that it is available.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Linda U
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Well worth a visit,i used play there when most of the airdrome was there.Alas there is not much left of it now,just the odd pill boxes and air raid shelters.If you go into the there you can see a large stained window,showing the bombers that...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Tony M
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Situated in the quiet countryside of Northamptonshire, this fitting memorial is a poignant reminder of those who served with the US Air Force in World War 2. Close by in the Parish Church of Grafton Underwood is a memorial window dedicated to the USAF that...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 541anon
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Lovely memorial dedicated to the USAF men and women who gave up their lives in the war. Makes you think hard when visiting and appreciate your precious life.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank NorthernSouly
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This station, so its says staged the first and last 8th Airforce bombing raids of WW2. The memorial is of a nice design and one can sit and take in the very pretty countryside, its good.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Clive E
Reviewed 14 October 2016

A lovely memorial to the brave men of the USAF, based at RAF Grafton Underwood. And well visited every year, by members of the USAF. Well worth a visit to show your respects.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank malc1005
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