Moulsford Manor Rest Home; Wallingford, Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom.
1st LT John J. Morel on the left.
10 June 1944
Airmen were sent here to 'de-stress' after they had completed a number of combat flights. Here John had completed 25 missions by the time this photo was taken. He would go on to complete 30 total missions. He died in a C-47 plane crash during an instrument check training flight at Cook Inlet, Alaska in 1949 in the military.
Military site : non-airfield
Run by the American Red Cross, Moulsford Manor was one of 16 country houses or 'flak homes' which housed airmen for Rest and Recuperation away from the stress of flying missions. Each serviceman was entitled to at least one rest period during their 25...