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492nd Bombardment Group at North Pickenham


A memorial stone in honour of the 491st and 492nd bomb groups was dedicated during a Second Air Division reunion visit in 1987.

It's situated at the entrance to the old mess site, site 4, at Breckland's Green in South Pickenham Road.

The memorial was enhanced with a brick-built surround and rededicated in 1997. It's pictured below.

The 492nd Bomb Group presented the villagers of North Pickenham with a quartz clock on 11 November 1990. It hangs in the sanctuary of the parish church, St Andrew's.

The inscription reads: “To The North Pickenham/Swaffham Parish From The 492nd Bomb Group July 29 1990"

There's also a plaque in St Andrew's, which was presented in May 1997 and stands on the windowsill close to the organ. 

The inscription reads: "Presented to the people of North Pickenham by the 491st Bombardment Group (H) in grateful appreciation of the hospitality, warmth and continuing friendship bestowed upon us through the years during and after World War II". 

A memorial bench in honour of the 491st Bomb Group is located close to the North Pickenham village sign.