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chrissiebells wrote a review Jun 2019
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom75 contributions11 helpful votes
A small well appointed monument situated around halfway along the Geddington Road near the delightful village of Grafton - name tells you what it is - worth viewing if passing
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Steve G wrote a review Jun 2019
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very good place to visit & peaceful the church as a window with a b 17 bomber that was used from the air field.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Jagbee wrote a review Dec 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio30 contributions33 helpful votes
I have a relative in Grafton Underwood and make a pilgrimage here every time I visit. Volunteers keep it in good condition. I once spoke to a volunteer who had brought his own tools to tend to the landscaping. He said he did it “Because if it weren’t for these lads we’d be speaking German wouldn’t we?” I was touched. In the summer, occasionally I have seen WWII aircraft (a Spitfire, twice) flying by, and understand that local enthusiasts sometimes will fly over the old airfields. Lots of atmosphere. There is a pub in nearby Geddington (the Star) that serves a good lunch.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Michael T wrote a review May 2018
Oundle, United Kingdom221 contributions78 helpful votes
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 + men who died in that effort..
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Skybolt wrote a review Oct 2017
Peterborough, United Kingdom175 contributions64 helpful votes
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 surfaces providing access for the farmers. The village church has a magnificent stained glass window in a side chapel commemorating the USAAF time at the nearby airfield. A photo of this is in David Beaty's fine book 'Light Perpetual', a survey of aviation memorials.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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