Norfolk: U.S. Airmen Return
1963, Norwich (Norfolk)
Cat no. 479
The dedication of the Memorial Room to the 2nd Air Division of the USAAF in the Central Lending Library, Norwich.
This newsreel item opens with a Britannia landing at USAAF Sculthorpe. Men from the 2nd Air Division, commanded by Colonel Hain, descend the steps of the aeroplane. The party includes relatives of those who died during World War II. They are greeted by the welcoming party.In Norwich, introduced by a view of the Castle, there is a procession from the City Hall to the new Library building. This procession includes General Kettner, who commanded the Division during World War II and the Bishop and Lord Mayor of Norwich. The Roll of Honour for the war dead is carried by Colonel Hurt, accompanied by Chief Warrant Officer L. Lovelace.At the library there is film of the memorial fountain in the courtyard. This contains 50 sculptured stones, one from each US state. There are interior views of the memorial room, where the Bishop of Norwich blesses the roll of honour and dedicates the memorial room. There are high angle shots showing the interior of the library and the film ends with relatives viewing the roll of honour.
Locations: Norwich (Norfolk)
Subject: Pulham Airfield / Norwich City Library / USAAF Sculthorpe / World War II / Mayor of Norwich / war memorials / clergy / city halls / Chief Warrant Officer L. Lovelace / General Kettner / Colonel Hain / Colonel Hurt / United States Army Air Force, 2nd Air Division
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