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US 8th Air Force Scouting Force

Conflict Commemorated:WW2

Address:Old Airfield

Parish:Goxhill

Type of Memorial:Board/Plaque/Tablet

Description:A dedicated memorial site with memorial and seats, build of stone blocks with metal tablets, estimated size being 3m high by 2m square.

Inscription:Robert Bennett Charles Hess

Transcription:In honour of the fighting scouts of the 8th Air Force who trained at Goxhill Airfield 1944/1945 These bomber and fighter pilots formed the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Scouting Forces. They led the bombers to every target from September 1944 through April 1945, through all weather, scouting all targets and often defending the Bomber Stream. In memory of Robert Bennett and Charles Hess who gave their lives at Goxhill Presented by the Scouting Force Association 1998

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Last updated: 13 Dec 2016

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