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Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire

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Detailed history

Fowlmere village was visited frequently by the American Airmen of the 339th Fighter Group who were based at nearby Fowlmere airfield from April 1944 to October 1945.

The Chequers, Fowlmere
The Chequers pub sign is painted with red and white chequers on the one side to honour the American pilots of the 339th Fighter Group and the pub itself still displays photographs which depict scenes from Fowlmere airfield.

In September 1986, former American servicemen of the 339th Fighter Group, under the leadership of their old base commander, Col. John B. Henry, visited The Chequers and presented them with a tankard and certificate for their "logistic support".

Connections

People

  • Kenneth Moreland

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Feb. 13-Aug. 1945, hometown Ft. Dodge, IA

Aircraft

  • 44-64012 Irish Eyes

    P-51 Mustang
    Lost due to belly landing, wheels up landing gear failure at RAF Grafton Underwood, England.

  • 44-12160 Irish Eyes

    P-51 Mustang
    Lost due to engine failure at takeoff. Fowlmere, England (F-378)

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2015 16:10:16 rossingtonj Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, history and media associations
Sources

Own knowledge, The Chequers website: http://www.thechequersfowlmere.co.uk/about-us.html

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