Monument

Camp Griffiss - USAAF

Inscription

{On the plaque on top of the 5-sided plinth:}
This tablet marks the site of the European Headquarters of the United States Army Air Forces July 1942 – December 1944 and is dedicated by the Royal Air Force to their comrades-in-arms. 

It is through fraternity that liberty is saved - Victor Hugo.

The quotation from Hugo is very well-chosen. He was exiled from France for 15 years and returned the day after the fall of Napoleon III's empire. When he arrived at Paris Gare du Nord, he made a brief speech to the crowd gathered to give him a hero's welcome, from which the quotation comes.

Site: Camp Griffiss - USAAF and the Berlin Airlift (2 memorials)

TW11, Bushy Park

The hard-standing is attractively laid out with slabs, bricks and tiles making a 5-sided star pattern. The girl on the bike, Beth, kindly agreed to appear in some of our photos to provide scale and colour.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Camp Griffiss - USAAF

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World War 2

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Camp Griffiss / Widewing

WW2 US military base in Bushy Park named after the first American aviator kil...

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USAAF - European HQ

The HQ of the United States Army Air Forces moved from London to Camp Griffis...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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Royal Air Force

Formed 1st April 1918 at Hotel Cecil, 80 the Strand where it had its first he...

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Victor Hugo

Novelist, poet and dramatist, best known in the UK for Les Misérables, 1862, ...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Camp Griffiss - USAAF

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Berlin Airlift

Berlin Airlift

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