A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Cowes : Cowes Blitz 1942 Memorial -

Location

Francki Place, Town Square, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Not yet recorded by the War Memorials Archive
 
Historic England Listing Status

This structure is not Listed.

Description

Memorial plaque to the victims of the bombing of Cowes on 4/5 May 1942.

Unveiled by H.E. Ms Barbara Tuge-Erecinska on 4th May 2007.

See Isle of Wight County Press article :

Isle of Wight County Press, 23 April 2007
Memorial

Cowes : Blitz 1942 Memorial
 
Cowes : Francki Square Memorials
 
Inscription


BLITZ ON COWES
4TH / 5TH MAY 1942

This is to commemorate the tragic loss
of life sustained on the evening of
4th / 5th May 1942 during an enemy
aerial attack by the Luftwaffe.

Some seventy souls lost their lives as
a result of the raids on the shipyards
in Cowes and East Cowes.

The defence of the towns by the
Polish destroyer ORP Blyskawica
throughut the night with the valiant
assistance of shoreside fire and rescue
services was instrumental in
preventing a greater tragedy.

The loss to this community and the
sacrifices afforded at that time will
remain with us.

IN MEMORIUM 4TH MAY 2007
THE FRIENDS OF
THE ORP BLYSKAWICA SOCIETY

This plaque was unveiled by
H.E. Ms Barbara Tuge-Erecinska
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the
Republic of Poland to the United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland


 
Further Information

See also the Francki plaque :

Commander Francki plaque

See also the other Blyskawica plaques at the Esplanade :

Blyskawica Plaque 1
Blyskawica Plaque 2
Blyskawica Plaque 3

 


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