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The sign in the wall of 8th Air Force control tower bricks. It reads

Memorial Bricks

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.

English Air Field at Air Force Museum
Time picture taken Wed May 21 07:16:50 2014
Location picture taken WWII English Air Field
Air Force Museum
Dayton, OH
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