Sunday, March 30, 2014

One Bad Night For The 404 Maritime Patrol Squadron

The lighting inside the Memorial Chamber was different on my more recent trip some weeks ago.






I paused by one of the cabinets containing books of remembrance, this particular one for those who have died in active service on various assignments since the Korean War. The pages in these cabinets are turned on a regular schedule. The repeated deaths on this page, on the same date and involving the same squadron, led me to look up that date and its significance. The details of what happened are here.




22 comments:

  1. Wonderful architecture and design. I love the stained glass reflection in your last photo.

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  2. Reminds me of the book of remembrance in London's St. Paul's. Yes, and the reflection is wonderful!

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  3. What exquisite carvings! A book of remembrances is always a sad thing and even more so when people are lost in a "training exercise."

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  4. I'm glad they are remembered.
    Jane x

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  5. i always feel it is so tragic when military members die in training accidents. it is tragic in war, too, but somehow we humans justify that as necessary.

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  6. I like how you captured the colored reflections.

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  7. The details are fantastic!

    Tragic as it may be, being in the military involves death.

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  8. Linda: thanks!

    Revrunner: that qualifies as sacred ground.

    Lowell: there is a solemness to the entire room.

    Luis: they are.

    Jane and Chris: as am I.

    Tex: it seems to be part of the human condition.

    Birdman: thank you..

    Ciel: it does.

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  9. Sad but I am glad we remember all. mb

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  10. Sad account of what happened to those men but, great photos of the details in this building.

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  11. Wonderful carvings but a sad story.

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  12. Sad story, indeed. But a wonderful remembrance.

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  13. Wonderful shots again, the last one is my favourite today.
    In Europe we'll have a lot of remembrances of 70 years D-Day and 100 years Great War this year.

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  14. @MB: as am I.

    @Sharon: thanks.

    @RedPat: sadder all the more that the bodies were not recovered.

    @Norma: it is.

    @Jan: it's certainly going to be an eventful year with those commemorations.

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  15. How nice to remember those lost in service by displaying their names and dates. That at least gives something the families can use for closure for those whose bodies were lost.

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  16. I can't really add much to what everyone else has already said. I wasn't familiar with this sad story.

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  17. The link led to a sad story. Sobering.

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  18. Sad... always tragic when an aircraft is lost like that.

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  19. Gorgeous detail in this structure. Love the reflection of the stained glass in that last shot.

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  20. Very sad, but the details are wonderful.

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  21. Stunning photos, representing the sad loss of many lives, yet beautiful aesthetically and artistically. Beautiful also in the noble cause for which the subjects died -- securing freedom for others. Thanks William. ~~+~~

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