Newbury


Memorial

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ID:WB447
UKNIWM:0
Location:British Legion, Pelican Lane
OS Map Ref:SU470677
Description:Commemorative plaque to US servicemen


Inscription:
17th Airborne Division
1943-1945
Im memory of the 31 patriotic American glidertroopers of the 194th Glider Infantry Regiment and two glider pilots of the 88th Troop Carrier Squadron who lost their lives in a tragic glider crash at Greenham Common December 12th 1944. Dedicated by the 17th Airborne Division Association Dcember 12th 1994.

2Lt Albury, Charles G
PFC Ambrose, Hollis H
Sgt Bangs, Henry W
PFC Bejcek, Norman C
Sgt Bloniak, Frank J
PFC Cholewa, Joseph W
PFC Davis, Forrest C
Pvt Emory, James L
PFC Esch, Edward F, Jr
1/Sgt Fulton, Charles F
PFC Helfenberg, Stanley B
T/5 Horne, William J
PFC Jones, Evan S
Maj Klock, James F
PFC Kulikowski, John J
PFC Lindenmuth, Burton E
PFC MacNeil, Paul D
PFC Mullens, Robert L
Pvt Murphy, Gerald L
PFC Neal, Ricahrd J
PFC Nebendahl, Carl P
PFC Paulson, Russell P
PFC Peterson, Paul S
CW/0 Smith, Ira E
Sgt Swingle, Gilbert L
Pvt Taylor, Alex A
PFC Waltmeyer, Harold E
S/Sgt Watson, William C
PFC Weber, Dale H
Pvt Williamson, John Jr
Capt Wofford, Wilbur P

Glider Pilots
2Lt Buckner, Alfred C
2Lt Croke, Harry R

Battle of the Bulge / Rhineland /Central Europe
Thunder from Heaven

[This plaque for a part of the original memorial to the fatal crash that was erected at RAF Greenham Common in 1994. This has since been replaced by a grander memorial.]

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 Died this day:
12 December 1917
J Wigmore
Newbury

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