The sign next to this memorial reads:
"This beautifully constructed plaque is made from coloured granite with stainless steel inserts. It was originally on site 1, the 351st Squadron living area. When the base was being demolished in the 1950's, the plaque was saved and moved to a house in Bedlingham, Norfolk. It remained in the garden there until 2010, when the owner contacted us offering the plaque to the Museum. We will probably never know for sure who made it, but it was possibly made by 351st personnel who had stonemasonry skills".
"The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...
Military site : airfield
Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...