457th Memorial, Glatton, England        
                     
As many of you are aware, especially if you were able to be in Rapid City, Will Fluman has been working to see that a memorial is erected near our former base at Glatton...specifically on the North Road. At the 2003 reunion,' the membership voted to proceed with the fund-raising to place this monument. Working closely with Will, has been Ray Pobgee. Ray has spent many hours tracking down owners of the property where we could place the memorial, and then to get official authorization to title the property over to us. As a result of the members , embracing this project, we are proceeding with the maker of the memorial. The plan is to have the memorial ready to dedicate at the 2004 Mini-Reunion in Peterborough. Will and his family are serving as hosts for this Reunion. This will prove to be the best Reunion in England that we have ever experienced.
                     
  ONCE AGAIN, WE NEED YOUR GENEROSITY AS NEVER BEFORE. THE ESTIMATED COST OF THE MEMORIAL AS WELL AS TWO FLAGPOLES TO FLY THE FLAGS OF THE UNITED STATES AND ENGLAND WILL BE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF $27,000.
                     
        PLEASE SEND YOUR DONATIONS TO HELP BUILD A PERMANENT MEMORIAL    
        AS A TRIBUTE TO OUR GENERATION AND AS A REMINDER TO FUTURE GENERATIONS.    
                     
     
Make checks out to:   457th Bomb  Group with a notation that it goes to the Glatton Memorial Fund.
 
                     
          Send checks to: John Pearson, Treasurer
1900 Lauderdale Drive, Apt. C-315  
Richmond, VA 23233
     
    John will send you a receipt for tax purposes with Gifts of $250.00 or more.