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Miami in Ottawa County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

The British Plot

Lest We Forget

 
 
The British Plot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 6, 2021
1. The British Plot Marker
Inscription.  During WWII 1941-1945 The Spartan School of Aeronautics British Flying Training School No. Three, was established in Miami, OK to train British Pilots without the risk of enemy interference.

Miami's roster included 2,124 Royal Air Force Cadets and 117 United States Army Air Force cadets of which 1,493 pilots were awarded RAF wings. 15 British cadets lost their lives in training accidents and are interred here.
 
Erected by Wal-Mart (Miami), Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the family of Spartan School of Aeronautica Instructor, Monroe Hurwitz, Lyle and Jean Hunter.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
 
Location. 36° 54.629′ N, 94° 52.825′ W. Marker is in Miami, Oklahoma, in Ottawa County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 69 south of Highland Avenue. Marker is located at the Miami Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, in the British Plot section. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Miami OK 74354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
The British Plot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 6, 2021
2. The British Plot Marker
Wide view of the British Plot; note the British "Union Jack" flag
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. McPherson Post No 48 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mickey Charles Mantle (approx. 1.1 miles away); Boyhood Home of Mickey Mantle (approx. 1.4 miles away); Carol Littleton (approx. 2.3 miles away); Steve Owens (approx. 2.3 miles away); Charles Wayne "Tinker" Owens (approx. 2.3 miles away); Steve & Cassie Gaines (approx. 2.3 miles away); David Froman (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miami.
 
The British Plot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 6, 2021
3. The British Plot Marker
Close up of marker with memorials
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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May. 14, 2021