384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

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Replica of 384th Window in St. James the Apostle Church, Grafton Underwood

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This is the replica window as it's now displayed, in 2016. It is in a specially-made case that's the only one of its kind in the museum, designed so that sunlight can flood through the window through the big glass wall of the museum.

This case forms part of a hub display about the two world wars which gives visitors an overview of what the American and British bomber commands achieved, the scale of American airmen who made England their temporary home and the lasting legacy of their service in the memories of the British people and the British landscape.

The text accompanying the window reads:

"MEMORIES AND MOURNING

"This is a replica of a stained-Glass Windoe in the church at James the Apostle, Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire.

"Memorials to the men of the US Army Air Forces are scattered all over the UK, in particular across the counties of East Anglia. Most are traditional plaques or stone memorials, but some are more unusual. One of the windowa of the church in the village of Grafton Underwood exists as a memorial to the men who served at the nearby airfield - Station 106. Several units were based here, but it is most associated with the 384th Bomb Group. Over 1,500 of the Group's airment were killed or reported as Missing in Action operating from this airfield.

"This window has been kindly loaned by the 384th Bomb Group Assosiation."

Contributed by Lucy May Maxwell, Web Engagement Officer, American Air Museum, IWM Duxford

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