"Take these men as your example, like them remember that posterity can only be for the free: that freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it." Pericles, 431 BC

Sunday, 5 June 2016

2nd Air Division Digital Archive

I can't believe I didn't post this immediately!

The 2nd Air Division Memorial Library launched their Digital Archive last month. I was able to attend the launch event, along with many other very interested parties. This is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in our subject. The collection consists of over 30,000 documents, including letters, photographs and memoirs. Enjoy!

2nd AD Digital Archive

490th Memorial at Eye

Eye Airfield Industrial Estate

52.33289, 1.13846
TM 13962 75168

Photos taken 29 May 2016

Two years in the planning, the new memorial for the 490th Bomb Group was dedicated on the 29th of May. A beautiful, sunny day, well supported. Well done, all!

Before the unveiling

The Memorial

The Ghost Crew with veteran pilot Si Spiegel