When the 8th Air Force Memorial Museum Foundation conceived this reproduction
of a typical World Ware II 8th Air Force control tower, it was decided to
incorporate into the structure a fragment from every 8th Air Force flying base
of that era. A project was undertaken by the Foundation to locate and collect
a brick from each surviving base control tower in the United Kingdom.
Sixty-three bricks were located and used in the construction of this wall.
They are each labeled with the name of the base they represent. The pattern of
their placement is meant to symbolize the relative locations of the sixth-three
bases as they would be indicated on a map of southeastern England.