Memorial service sees Americans return to salute lost loved ones in Nuthampstead

PUBLISHED: 12:29 11 June 2016

Geoff Rice, Rod Finn, Marlyn Gibb-Rice, Brenda Jackson, Paul Droy and Harry Ditchman

Geoff Rice, Rod Finn, Marlyn Gibb-Rice, Brenda Jackson, Paul Droy and Harry Ditchman


More than 130 people attended the biennial Memorial Service for the 398th Bomb Group and the 55th Fighter Group at their respective memorials near The Woodman Inn in Nuthampstead.

About 30 Americans came to the service and the opening of the Hunter Building at the Nuthampstead Airfield Museum.

The building was named after the commanding officer of the 398th who was killed January, 23, 1945 on a mission to Germany.

Hunter’s daughter, grandson, granddaughter and great granddaughter were in attendance for the opening to honour the late officer.

A six day packed itinerary included the Air Show at Imperial War Museum Duxford, and a visit to the code breaking centre at Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes. The newly opened Nuthampstead Airfield Museum will be open the second and last Sundays of each month until September, between 10am and 4pm.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 15:33

An on-duty Royston firefighter who drove his fire engine at speed onto a roundabout with the result that it toppled over and killed a pedestrian was today found not guilty of causing his death by dangerous driving.

Yesterday, 12:25

The cost of building Cambridgeshire County Council’s new headquarters at Alconbury Weald has already increased by 10 per cent without a brick being laid.

Yesterday, 07:01

Royston schoolchildren have held a special assembly to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Thu, 16:55

As the topic that has split the nation for the last two years comes to its final stages, what do our MPs think about Theresa May’s draft Brexit plan?

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Royston Crow weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy