Remembrance Sunday service at Old Buckenham Airfield pays tribute to aircrew who lost their lives

The remembrance event at Old Buckenham AirfieldSubmitted

The remembrance event at Old Buckenham AirfieldSubmitted - Credit: Archant

American aircrew who lost their lives on perilous bombing missions flown from a Norfolk airfield were remembered on Sunday.

A remembrance service was held at the 453rd Bombardment Group War Memorial Garden at Old Buckenham Airfield.

The service saw Col Scottie Zamzow, a senior commander from the US Air Force at RAF Lakenheath, lay a wreath in memory of the 366 servicemen who lost their lives serving from Old Buckenham in B-24 Liberator bombers.

A tribute was also paid to Pat Ramm, who died earlier this year.

Mr Ramm acted as liaison between the 453rd Bombardment Group Memorial Association in America and Britain.


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In recent years Mr Ramm had presided over remembrance events at Old Buckenham Airfield and had officiated at the re-dedication of the memorial garden in 2012.

His wife Agnes laid a wreath on behalf of the memorial association yesterday.

• Click the link for our report on Remembrance Day events in Wymondham and Hethersett.

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