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Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Burial Site of Royal Air Force Trainee Pilots

 
 
78 Officers and Men of The Royal Air Force who lost their lives while training in Montgomery, AL Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 16, 2022
1. 78 Officers and Men of The Royal Air Force who lost their lives while training in Montgomery, AL Marker
Inscription.  Buried here are 78 officers and men of the Royal Air Force who lost their lives whilst training in Montgomery, Alabama during the Second World War.

Nearly 1,000 men who died during that war or the First World War when serving with the forces of Britain or the other commonwealth countries lie buried in cemeteries throughout the United States of America

Their graves and this cross of sacrifice which commemorates them are maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, World II.
 
Location. 32° 23.092′ N, 86° 17.465′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Memorial can be reached from Upper Wetumpka Road. Located within the Oakwood Cemetery Annex. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1309 Upper Wetumpka Rd, Montgomery AL 36107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Royal Air Force Burial Ground (here, next to this marker); Militaires Francais Decedes Aux Etats-Unis Au Cours de la Guerre 1939-1945 (within shouting distance of
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this marker); Governor William Calvin Oates / Colonel W. C. Oates, CSA at Gettysburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); William C. Oates (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Medicine / Montgomery's Confederate Hospitals (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Oakwood Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Alabama War Veterans Monument (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
78 Officers and Men of The Royal Air Force who lost their lives while training in Montgomery, AL Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 16, 2022
2. 78 Officers and Men of The Royal Air Force who lost their lives while training in Montgomery, AL Marker
The graves of the 78 Officers and men of The Royal Air Force image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 16, 2022
3. The graves of the 78 Officers and men of The Royal Air Force
Headstone of Air Commodore G. D. Stephenson, CBE of the Royal Air Force image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Darren Jefferson Clay, July 16, 2022
4. Headstone of Air Commodore G. D. Stephenson, CBE of the Royal Air Force
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2022, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 19, 2022, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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